Health

Mansa DC asks people not to be panicked from Dengue, now under control

October 27, 2017 08:11 PM

Punjab News Express
MANSA: In a bid to get first hand information about spread of dengue, Mansa Deputy Commissioner Mr. Dharam Pal Gupta today paid a visit at Civil Hospital Mansa and collected all minute details about the disease and its treatment.

He spent over an hour in the hospital and enquired about the well being of the dengue patients. Deputy Commissioner visited both the separate quarantined wards where 25 patients are undergoing treatment. He spoke to the hospital staff and doctors to get first hand information.

"I am quite satisfied over the free treatment offered to patients and feel that the masses are a bit frightened and in panic over spread of dengue," the Deputy Commissioner said before leaving the Civil Hospital. The DC categorically asked all the doctors of the Civil Hospital to work even on Saturday and Sundays in view of dengue cases .

He stated that though the total number of patients admitted so far in Civil Hospital is 230 since January this year, "But people should not panic with this figure as more than 80 percent of these patients are treated now and are discharged," he said.

He pointed out that so far there is no death reported in Mansa district due to dengue. The doctors in Civil Hospital informed the DC that a death in Jatana Kalan village, earlier reported in a section of media, was also not because of dengue.

Rampal, a resident of Ferozabad (Uttar Pradesh), one of the 25 patients undergoing treatment at the Civil Hospital expressed his satisfaction over the treatment given by the doctors. "I came to meet one of my relatives in Mansa where dengue gripped me. My condition is improving day by day and will be discharged in next two days or so," Rampal said.

Deputy Commissioner was apprised by the doctors that some of the patients suffering from Denuge and admitted in Civil Hospital are from Bhatta Basti, Lalluana Road, Professor Colony, Thuthianwali Road and Link College Road.

The doctors stated that so far larva of the dengue causing mosquito was found in 77 places, since March, and the same was found at two places of city yesterday. "The houses from where the larva was recovered have been issued challan of Rs 500," the doctors said.  

The doctors informed that public should repeatedly clean the defrost tray-- at the back side --of refrigerator which is the possible breeding place for dengue causing mosquitoes these days.

The doctors informed that the medical kit comprised of all the necessary medicines costs Rs 34,000 to the Health Department which is offered free to the patients.

Besides Deputy Commissioner Dharam Pal Gupta , Mansa SDM Latif Ahmed, Chief Medical Officer Sunil Pathak, District Epidemiologist Santosh Bharti and Assistant Malaria Officer Darshan Bhamma were also present.  
 

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