Haryana govt steps up efforts to check dengue

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 14:19

Chandigarh: Rapid Response Teams have been constituted in every district for prevention and monitoring of dengue and other vector-borne diseases, Haryana government said Wednesday.

Physician, microbiologist and Deputy Civil Surgeon Malaria, have been included in RRT, which is visiting the affected areas and ensuring that regular fogging was carried out, Haryana Health Minister Rao Narender Singh said.

Besides, diagnosis of dengue was being done free of cost in government hospitals and, if needed, platelets were being provided to those suffering from dengue, he said.
Platelets separation and transfusion facility was available at PGIMS, Rohtak, Gurgaon and Karnal, he said.

The minister said wards have been reserved for dengue patients in all district hospitals and sub hospitals and directions have been issued to all civil surgeons in this regard.

Maximum suspected cases of dengue are from Gurgaon, he said adding two cases of dengue deaths have been reported at Gurgaon and Rohtak.

In view of the suspected dengue cases in Gurgaon and Panchkhula, the required number of fogging machines have been provided to both districts and water bodies identified for carrying larvicidal activities, the minister said.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 14:19

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