Guniea worm Eradication Program

1985-89

Guniea worm infection was very prevalent ailment among the tribal community in the district. PEDO undertook the task to completely eradicate the disease. About 15,000 cases were treated during various surgery camps in 175 severely affected villages, which lead to complete eradication of the ailment. Besides this, PEDO also spearheaded a campaign for safe drinking water. About 550 hand pumps were installed for the tribal community to avail drinking water besides 28 wells. 166 existing wells were converted into sanitary wells.