CM Yogi takes stock of spike in Dengue cases in UP

14 November, 2022 | Vaishali Sharma

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Dengue fever cases have increased in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, with six adults and seven children admitted to dengue wards in a government hospital on Sunday.

More than 9,000 cases of Dengue have been reported in Uttar Pradesh so far along with 10 deaths, according to a report with highest number of cases coming from Prayagraj, Ghaziabad, Ayodhya, Barabanki and Lucknow.

Dengue fever cases have increased in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, with six adults and seven children admitted to dengue wards in a government hospital on Sunday.

“A total of 60-70 cases of fever are reported daily. Those found Dengue positive are kept in the Dengue ward. At present, there’re six adults and seven children in Dengue wards,” Dr. Shailesh Kumar Singh from Ursula government hospital told ANI.

With dengue cases rising, the Uttar Pradesh government has also cancelled the leaves of all doctors and paramedical staff.

Earlier on Sunday, several parts of Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri district reported an increase in dengue cases with 9 patients currently admitted to the dengue ward in the district hospital.

The mosquito-borne disease is spreading rapidly in the Lakhimpur Kheri district of Uttar Pradesh. The platelet count of the patients is decreasing rapidly, and hospitals are running at full capacity.

A team of medical personnel has been dispatched. The hospital provides basic food products to patients in addition to medications.

Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath held a high-level review meeting with state health department officials on Saturday, and issued directives to establish dedicated dengue hospitals in every district, with the availability of doctors and health workers, facilities for investigations, and appropriate treatment arrangements.

During the meeting, CM Yogi voiced worry about the growing side effects of dengue and other infectious illnesses in recent weeks and directed health authorities to strengthen screening and monitoring.

He requested that officials enlist the assistance of ASHA workers to undertake door-to-door screening in order to identify persons with symptoms and make preparations for their treatment.

CM Yogi further urged authorities to ensure that beds are available, that adequate medical examinations are performed, and that patients receive prompt care.

He also asked officials to conduct regular state-wide cleaning and fogging operations. He directed them to begin a thorough public awareness campaign to educate people about the causes, symptoms, and prevention of dengue.

In October, the Centre announced that it had decided to send a high-level team to Uttar Pradesh to work with state officials to implement dengue management measures in some districts.