14 more patients of dengue reported in State capital

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 04 Nov 2018 11:04:28


Staff Reporter,

DENGUE, Chikungunya and other vector borne diseases are spreading its wings in the State capital. Citizens are scared that if he or she is suffering from dengue or chikungunya. Samples of dengue and chikungunya are being collected and huge numbers of patient are suffering from the same. On Saturday, as many as 14 new patients suffering from dengue and 3 new patients suffering from chikungunya were registered in State capital. While no swine flu cases are detected so far. Dr Sudhir Jesani, Chief Medical and Health Officer while speaking to ‘The Hitavada’ said that very less number of swine flu patients are reported so far but awfully huge numbers of dengue and chikungunya cases are being detected on daily basis.

Though, Health Department is following measures to be taken to kill mosquitoes and stop vector borne diseases. Health Department is also ensuring that spraying of quality pesticides is done daily. Also, fever OPD is working in every hospital so that patients can avail immediate treatment.

He added that Health Department and Municipal Corporation has constituted 88 teams to inspect mosquito larvae on streets, near residential areas and at other counter parts of State capital. In fact, on Saturday 88 teams visited near 3,810 houses and inspected over 23,600 containers of water, out of which they detected dengue and chikungunya larvae at 256 places and 287 containers respectively. Health officials are continuously working to create awareness among people about dreaded effect of breeding mosquitoes yet larvae inspecting team is reporting breeding larvae in so many houses and containers. “People should not ignore any physical abnormality including symptoms of vector borne diseases, they should immediately visit the hospital, nursing home or Government Hospital,” said Dr Jesani.