People need not panic, dengue under control – Brajesh Pathak

Lucknow: Deputy Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Brajesh Pathak said that dengue infection is completely under control in the state. There is no need for any kind of panic among the general public regarding this. He said that all people should follow the necessary precautions to prevent dengue like wearing full sleeves clothes, using mosquito nets, cleanliness around them and not allowing water to stagnate and prevent mosquito bites etc. He said that 4801 dengue patients have been reported so far this year in the state, whereas last year 17729 cases were reported till this period. He said that adequate medicines, beds and other necessary resources are available in the government hospitals of the state for the treatment of dengue.

The Deputy Chief Minister was reviewing the control and prevention of dengue and other communicable diseases in the state along with senior officers of the Medical and Health Department in his office room located in the Legislative Assembly today. He informed that 5 to 10 beds in all block level hospitals of the state, minimum 10 to 30 beds in district level hospitals have been reserved for dengue patients. Along with this, additional beds have also been arranged in big districts and medical colleges. For the treatment of dengue patients, all the hospitals have the necessary medicines, adequate arrangements for dengue test by ELISA method, as well as adequate arrangements for blood and blood products in the districts.

The Deputy Chief Minister said that the necessary resources which are needed to make the state’s health system the best health system are being made available by the state government. The hospitals are being equipped with state-of-the-art machines and equipment. He directed that all the Chief Medical Officers should regularly inspect the hospitals in their districts. The Chief Medical Officer should keep in mind that private pathology labs should not be able to make profit in the name of investigation. He said that the patients coming to the hospitals should not face any kind of problem, they should be provided excellent quality health services. In any case, there should not be crowd at the form counters in the hospitals.

Minister of State Mayankeshwar Sharan Singh, Principal Secretary Medical Health and Family Welfare  Partha Sarathi Sen Sharma, Principal Secretary Medical Education  Alok Kumar, Secretary Medical and Health  Ravindra Kumar, Director General NHM  Aparna U and other senior officers were present in the meeting.

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