13 Dengue cases detected in Samba district: CMO

Excelsior Correspondent

SAMBA, Sept 4: Thirteen cases have been proved positive for Dengue in Samba district out of 52 cases whose samples were taken recently by the District Hospital Samba after reports about spread of Dengue epidemic in some areas of Samba district came to fore.
Confirming this to Excelsior, CMO Samba, Rajinder Samyal said 13 cases have been reported positive for Dengue out 52 samples taken for tests by District Hospital Samba.
He said out of 13 cases six are GREF employees while another six are locals and one is a BSF jawan. However, the CMO said that it is not known where these patients are admitted as only their blood samples were brought to the laboratory of DH Samba for testing. He said the GREF employees are undergoing treatment in Military Hospital Samba and by tomorrow it will be ascertained where the other patients have been admitted and how many of them have been discharged.
He said already a campaign has been launched against the Dengue by the Department in Samba district. Earlier the CMO had said that there have been reports about spread of Dengue in Samba district but the same can’t be ascertained without proper testing at the Government lab at DH Samba. He had said that the tests will be only authenticated if the lab at Samba DH shows the results positive for Dengue otherwise not.
However the people alleged that the administration has failed to take positive steps in containing the Dengue epidemic in Samba and the reports of campaigning made in this regard are only confined to papers. The people said no fogging has been done any where and demanded that measures on war footing are needed to fight the epidemic from spreading.