In Gurugram, dengue cases at six-year high

In Gurugram, dengue cases at six-year high

The ongoing rapid survey has traced 800 patients suffering from fever in the district with 122 from urban areas and 680 from rural areas.

Sumedha Sharma

Tribune News Service

Gurugram, October 24

The ongoing rapid survey has traced 800 patients suffering from fever in the district with 122 from urban areas and 680 from rural areas.

Rapid survey

  • 800 suffering from fever, 600 of them in rural areas, finds rapid survey in dist
  • 212 positive cases reported in the city. There have been no deaths
  • 451 cases were reported in 2015

A Health Department team has been going door to door looking for patients suffering from fever to identify any possible cases of dengue, which are at a six-year high in the city.

According to officials, a majority of the patients with fever in urban areas were consulting a doctor or were under medication, while those in rural ones were treating themselves at home. They have been asked to get themselves tested and given medication.

“People in villages are yet to take dengue seriously as many have not sought medical intervention despite having fever. We are providing them medicine at the doorstep,” said a survey official.

“So far, the dengue situation is under control in the city. The fever survey is a proactive approach which has helped us identify many dengue patients well in time. We are providing diagnostic and treatment facilities to these people and keeping a close watch. The district is faring well in fever and dengue management,” said CMO Virender Yadav.

The cases are concentrated in six major hotspots and repeated fogging is being done in these areas.

“We have alerted all practitioners to ensure that every patient with fever gets tested for dengue. We are also keeping an eye on the number of beds in hospitals,” added Dr Yadav.

The city has so far reported 212 positive cases, but no deaths. The figure is the highest since 2015, when 451 cases were reported.

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