New Delhi: The MCD has made it mandatory
for all city hospitals to report dengue and chikungunya cases
Nodal officers of all the 596 hospitals in the city
will provide the exact figures of dengue and chikungunya
affected people undergoing treatment there via internet.
The move comes after MCD`s online system for reporting
such cases became functional on April 8.
Nodal officers of 34 sentinel surveillance hospitals
have so far been trained on how to report the cases online.
"Now it is not only the 34 sentinel surveillance
hospitals in Delhi but all the 596 hospitals will be
electronically connected so that they will give the correct
figures of dengue and chikungunya cases in the city," V K
Monga, MCD`s Health Committee Chairman said.
This will include all private and government
hospitals, he said.
The city hospitals will have to update details which
will include name, age, sex, address and laboratory data of
the patient to the MCD.
Currently, hospitals send a hard copy via fax
everyday to the MCD, giving the number of dengue and
chikungunya cases being treated by them. This led to loss of
data and under-reporting of such cases, he said.
"This web-based reporting system will be less
time-consuming and cumbersome process for hospitals, and since
the exact number of people affected by dengue or chikungunya
will be known, steps to contain these diseases will
materialise well," Monga said.