Dengue cases detected in Sehore

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 17 Jul 2017 11:39:54


 

Staff Reporter,

 

Sources said that the malaria officer did not start dengue larvae activities in rural and urban areas of Sehore district this year

Last year, District Sehore’s some villages, mainly Semri village, was on top in the dengue cases in the State with more than 150 dengue patients in a month. It rocked the Health Department and even the health officers and employees were sent to the villages of Sehore district to control malaria and dengue. This year too, reports of dengue and malaria cases are coming from the rural areas. Last week, 127 slides of malaria suspected patients were made. However, there was some relief that these slides tested negative, but the malaria patients are also increasing in Barkhera Hasan’s Gram Bajar.


Sources said that the malaria officer did not start dengue larvae activities in rural and urban areas of Sehore district this year due to which the dengue and malaria cases are being found by the malaria workers in large numbers in rural areas. However, the fever patients from both urban and rural areas are approaching the District Hospital, Sehore.


According to information, a 16-year-old girl died of dengue and 2 more confirmed dengue patients were found. Dengue larvae was found by the malaria workers during the survey. In many houses, there is deposited water. Even on the roads and dents, the rainy and sewage water are giving birth to the malaria mosquito and dengue larvae were seen. A senior doctor in District Hospital, Sehore pleading anonymity, said this time, when the rains have just started, the malaria and dengue cases are already in large numbers in rural and urban areas. “What will happen in coming days when the rains will be more in the district,” he feared.


The villagers are also fearing fever. Not only the Gram Bajar, but in some more villages adjoining this village, there are dengue and malaria cases and it may create havoc if it is not controlled soon. “There are two senior doctors, who were earlier District Malaria officers (DMOs) as Dr Anand Sharma, who is a Civil Surgeon in District Hospital, Sehore and Dr Padmakar Tripathi, who was DMO for many years in Bhopal and is now in Sehore as Nodal Officer of AIDS Control Society.


When contacted, Dr Kashma Barve, District Malaria Officer, Sehore admitted to many dengue cases in Gram Bajar, Barkhera Hasan in District Sehore. “I found two more dengue confirmed cases on Sunday. Malaria workers’ team is engaged in Dengue larvae survey there. On July 13, we made blood slides of 127 malaria suspected patients. They tested negative. There is not only dengue, rather malaria cases are also as piles of garbage can be seen. We have controlled the situation,” she claimed.