After the number of dengue patients in Patna reached 103, the government has alerted the hospitals. Patna News | Techy Kings


PATNA: Cases of vector-borne dengue are on the rise and the number of patients infected with the disease in Patna alone has reached 103 till Friday afternoon. State Program Officer (Health) Dr Vinay Sharma He said the total number of confirmed dengue cases in the state since January is 160 and the highest 103 cases were reported in Patna.
He said that although a few cases of dengue were reported earlier this year, the number has increased in the last month due to the breeding of mosquitoes during the monsoon.
The government has issued necessary instructions to all medical colleges and civil surgeons to conduct tests and monitor cases. He said that the facility of confirmatory test is available in all medical colleges including Patna Medical College and Hospital.PMCH), Nalanda Medical College and Hospital (NMCH), AIIMS-Patna and Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences.
Patna Civil Surgeon (CS) Dr KK Roy on Thursday issued a letter to 20 major private hospitals to get the latest status of dengue cases admitted for treatment. He said that while all primary and community health centers are monitoring dengue cases, a large number of people prefer to go to private health facilities for treatment. Dr Roy also asked these hospitals to ensure provision of mosquito nets to all admitted patients as a measure to prevent further spread of dengue virus.
Although several suspected dengue cases came to the NMCH OPD, only four patients were admitted there, including two from Patna. NMCH Superintendent Dr Binod Kumar Singh said that sporadic rains, water logging in and around residential areas and lack of regular fog created a breeding ground for AIDS-breeding mosquitoes.
“As a routine practice, we inform the CS office for measures like fogging to prevent further spread of dengue patients in specific areas,” he added.
Its superintendent Dr. IS Thakur said that four dengue patients have been admitted to PMCH till date. He added that a 12-bed dengue ward with confirmatory tests and treatment has been set up in Tata Ward.
Meanwhile, alarmed by the rise in dengue cases, the Patna Municipal Corporation (PMC) has ordered roster warfare in all wards. A total of 49 fogging vehicles were moved to different areas while some important public places were sprayed with bleaching power and lime powder. The entire fogging and disinfection exercise will be monitored by GPS cameras. gave PMC The administration has also released a phone number 155304 for the public to seek help for fogging in their areas.


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