UP govt goes hyper on dengue; 3 deaths so far

UP govt goes hyper on dengue; 3 deaths so far


Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh government today expressed concern over the spread of dengue and appealed to the people to go for prevention.
The government admitted that this year, three deaths have been reported so far with the latest one in Lucknow yesterday.
Around 104 people were also affected with the virus with 19 in Lucknow alone.
The information was given in the UP assembly by Health Minister Sidharthnath Singh on an adjournment notice moved by BSP member Ritesh Pandey during zero hour.
The Minister said while in 2015, 10 deaths were reported after 3,101 people were infected with it while in 2016, the disease claimed 42 lives after a record 15,033 people were infected with the virus.
He also announced that all government hospitals will provide free blood test for dengue.
Mr Singh, announcing that the government has made all preparation to counter this virus in a big way with set up a high powered committee in the state as well as in districts, 13 labs have been set up to test the blood for dengue.
"We have set up a protocol to be followed on the treatment of patients of dengue and those hospitals and doctors who are not following it would be punished.
We have also reserved 10 beds for dengue in the district hospitals and 5 beds in the community health centres besides help desk for these patients have been set up at all district hospitals," he said.
Narrating about the prevention of dengue, he said the government has released Rs 4.
2 crore for counter the accumulation of dengue larvae by fogging and other means.
Besides Central government had also provided Rs 88 lakh for the purpose.
Mr Singh also informed the house about the result of the JE vaccines and claimed that against the target to vaccinate 88 lakh children in 38 districts of eastern UP, the health department has vaccinated 1.
03 crore children.
Parliamentary Affairs Minister Suresh Kumar Khanna also appealed to the members to join hands with the government to aware the people in there areas to prevent the disease of dengue.
However, the member, alleged that most of the district hospitals are not doing blood test of dengue and were referring to the private hospitals which are charging a huge money.
Mr Singh taking congizance to the issue assured that he will look into the matter.

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