Dist Admn chalks out comprehensive plan to fight Malaria and Dengue; Malaria Department visits Galudih Niramay Health Care Center following report of three low-platelet dengue patients; findings and prevention in focus.
JAMSHEDPUR – The district administration has chalked out a detailed plan to contain malaria and dengue cases in the district. The plan includes comprehensive steps to eradicate situations where mosquito larvae can develop.
Three suspected dengue cases were tested simultaneously at Galudih Niramay Health Care Center, where his platelet was found to be fine.
The District Surveillance Department and Malaria Department visited the center after receiving information about three low-platelet dengue patients.
The department traveled to Jamshedpur to study Galudih dengue cases.
From the district, 153 are infected, while 21 patients are from other districts; altogether, 174 persons have tested positive for dengue out of 1387 suspected cases examined by district investigators.
Two patients from Seraikela, one from Bokaro, two from Chakulia, one from Musabani, three from Mango, two from Kadma, one each from Sonari and Baridih tested positive. Thirteen district residents, including a six-year-old, tested positive on Saturday, and they are being treated at TMH, Telco, Tinplate, and others.
All center in-charges have been ordered by the civil surgeon to spray anti-larvae in their localities and inform OPD patients about dengue.
17 patients are being treated at Gurunanak Hospital, Tinplate Hospital, and Brahmanand Hospital, while Chakulia patients are receiving care at the Community Health Center and at home.
Chakulia has 22 patients; samples of seven Golmuri, eight Mango, and two Seraikela patients were submitted for testing on Saturday. 39 suspected dengue cases were sent to MGM Medical College for testing by the monitoring department.
All hospitals have been instructed to send samples of dengue patients to the District Surveillance Department for testing.
27 teams are working in both rural and urban parts of East Singhbhum district, spraying anti-larvae, inspecting dwellings, and taking necessary preventive measures.
Dengue prevention is an ongoing process, according to Dr. Jujhar Manjhi, East Singhbhum’s civil surgeon.
940 individuals were educated about dengue.
70 vials containing dengue mosquito larvae were destroyed out of 1274 containers checked.
31 households out of 601 homes examined in Hillview Colony, Repeat Colony had dengue-positive larvae on Saturday.
Two Health Department teams are spraying anti-larvae daily in Mango, where dengue larvae are most abundant.