The menace of dengue is continuing surge in Uttarakhand. On Thursday the state health department reported 59 new cases of the disease. In provisional state capital Dehradun which is reeling under onslaught of the disease, the authorities reported 28 new cases of the disease on the day. With them the total number of patients affected by the disease has reached 740. In Uttarakhand a total of 1113 patients of the disease have so far been identified by the department. After Dehradun, Nainital district is second most affected area. Here 310 cases of the disease have so far been affected by the disease.
As part of the awareness drive, the health department officials are advising people that they should ensure that the breeding places of mosquitoes inside their homes and vicinity are destroyed. The Aedes mosquitoes – the vector of dengue- are capable to lay their eggs in one spoonful of water so the pots, vases, water bottles and coolers should be decanted regularly.
Govt failing to control dengue- Pritam
Demands more deployment of doctors and availability of medicines in govt hospitals
The Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) President, Pritam Singh has lambasted the state government for failing to take effective measures to tackle Dengue which has assumed epidemic proportions in Dehradun and nearby areas. Speaking to media persons at his office in Rajiv Bhawan on Thursday, Singh said that in provisional state capital Dehradun all the hospitals are overflowing with patients of dengue. He said that in the Government Doon Medical College (GDMC) hospital which is the only medical college hospital in Dehradun, the patients of dengue are continuing to mount but the state government is not deploying more doctors there.
Continuing his diatribe on the government, the PCC chief said that in all the government hospitals in the state are suffering from malfunctioning of old machines. He added that acute shortage of medicine has hit the government hospitals hard. Singh claimed that the Atal Ayushman Uttarakhand Yojana (AAUY) has failed and has become only a showpiece. He demanded that in view of onslaught of dengue more doctors should be deployed in the hospitals and adequate arrangement of medicines should be ensured.
Friday, 06 September 2019 | PNS | Dehradun