`Mosquito god` worshipped to ward off dengue

This sounds like a publicity stunt to get attention of government. Hope it works for them.

To ward off dengue and malaria fever, people in Jharkhand`s Bokaro district are offering prayers to the `mosquito god` to seek a shield against the life-threatening mosquito-borne diseases.

A big mosquito statue was installed at Chas a day earlier and a procession organised Monday by devotees who beat drums and chanted mantras to appease the winged god. …

“Hundreds of suspected dengue cases have been reported in the district. The health department is yet to wake up. We have sought a shield from the `mosquito god` and tried to appease it by installing a statute and worshipping it,” Rajendra Mahto, a district resident, told IANS.

via `Mosquito god` worshipped to ward off dengue.

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