Dengue fever cases have increased in the capital region, though the officials are mum on it.Health Ministry’s advice to hospitals sending wrong a signals.
VIJAYAWADA: Dengue fever cases have increased in the capital region, though the officials are mum on it. Even after dengue deaths were reported in Guntur, private & corporate hospitals, and the city diagnostic centres have been directed orally not to reveal any information regarding this cases. The Health Ministry’s directions to the hospitals are sending the wrong signals, according to the several medical practitioners.
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Despite several complaints that the civic body has failed to attend to health needs of the denizens of Vijayawada city, VMC officials said that they had been doing the job of an eradicating mosquito by initiating anti-larva programme & fogging in the evenings. Viral fevers and the dengue fever gripped the city due to poor sanitation in the several areas, other than the Eluru ‘Road, Bandar Road & BRTS Road, and especially in satellite colonies abutting Eluru Road.
While one death was registered as the hemorrhagic dengue in Tiruvuru of Krishna district, two deaths were reported with same symptoms. Though, director (medical education) Dr N. Subba Rao said they had not received any information about the presence of a dengue fever in the capital region. “All fevers can’t be the dengue. If some 10 positive cases were identified in the preliminary tests, only one of them might turn out to the positive in the final tests,” he said.
Though, he agreed that people were coming with slight fevers to the teaching hospitals. Vijayawada government general hospital superintendent Dr M. Jaganmohan Rao said three cases had been registered under the dengue suspicion category. However, he said there was no rise in cases in the recent past.