Dengue alert amid Covid-19 threat

Dengue alert amid Covid-19 threat

The rise in the number of dengue cases in October has become another cause for concern for doctors and the Health Department.

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, October 20

The rise in the number of dengue cases in October has become another cause for concern for doctors and the Health Department.

Doctors are witnessing several such patients who are coming with low platelet count. Also, amid the current situation, a patient fails to identify if it is viral, dengue fever, Covid-19 or typhoid.

Senior Medical Officer Dr AS Duggal said if someone suffered from high fever and body ache, he must get himself tested. “It is seen that people suffering from such symptoms do not report on time and when they do, the body becomes weak and then platelet count decreases and the situation becomes more problematic,” Duggal said.

He also advised people to consume coconut water and juices when they get diagnosed with dengue. Officials of the Health Department said no one should allow the accumulation of water in and around their houses.

Experts said mosquitoes stayed in the corners of the house and storerooms, so it was important to switch on the coils that could kill mosquitoes. They said cases might rise in November.

Recently on Covie-19 too, the Senior Medical Officer had said that he was shocked to see that even after several months, the thinking of people had not changed towards the fatal virus and to convince a patient, who suffers from the symptoms, has become a painstaking task.

“Be it educated or illiterate, everyone has a similar response to the fact that they must get themselves tested,” the doctor said.

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