Dengue: Centre reviews situation in Delhi, other states

NEW DELHI, Sep 21: With over 1,900 fresh cases of dengue and 12 deaths reported in the last one week, Centre today reviewed various preventive and clinical management measures to deal with the situation in Delhi and various other states.

Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha held a meeting with senior officials of Centre and Delhi Government, NDMC and MCD, extended all support and assistance, an official release from the Health Ministry said.

He held video conference with officials of dengue affected states including Punjab, Haryana, UP, Rajasthan and Gujarat and assured support to manage the situation.

Sinha directed the states to set up a 24×7 separate unit in each hospital manned by a senior doctor to attend all fever related cases.

He urged private hospials to join in the effort as a large number of people go to these hospitals for care and treatment, it said.

In Delhi, he directed all hospitals to use the mobile clinics, wherever available, and to put to use spare ambulances as mobile clinics to reach out to a larger section of affected people.

“A renewed focus should be imparted to preventive measures. Central and Delhi Governments should coordinate their efforts in a concerted manner on a daily basis to deal with the situation,” the release said.

The Cabinet Secretary asked the CGHS to extend their facility to non-members to deal with the recent upsurge of dengue in various states. (PTI)

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