Dengue cases raised in Warangal in Telangana

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Dengue cases raised in Warangal in Telangana:

In recent days, government-run hospitals in regions like Mulugu, particularly in the former Warangal district, have been experiencing a significant influx of patients suffering from dengue, malaria, and viral fever.

Official records indicate that a total of 12 individuals have lost their lives due to dengue, with 10 fatalities in Mulugu and two in the Hanamkonda district.

With the reduction in rainfall, stagnant water and garbage have accumulated in drainage canals, leading to the overflow of contaminated water in various neighborhoods and on streets, thereby facilitating the spread of these contagious diseases.

The primary reasons attributed to the sharp increase in the mosquito population are inadequate sanitation practices, ongoing construction work on drainage systems, and the failure to maintain cleanliness in vacant urban plots.

Mulugu district is home to 17 Primary Health Centers (PHCs), all of which are currently witnessing a substantial influx of patients experiencing various health issues. Government hospitals are receiving between 80 to 120 fever patients daily.

Health officials at Eturnagaram PHC, like Sambaiah, have reported collecting blood samples from patients displaying dengue and malaria symptoms, subsequently sending them to MGM Hospital for testing.

Many government hospitals in the former Warangal district lack essential dengue testing kits and facilities required for conducting blood platelet count tests and ELISA (Enzyme-Linked Immuno Sorbent Assay) tests for diagnosing dengue fever.

Hospitals located in rural and agency areas are referring patients to Mahatma Gandhi Memorial (MGM) Hospital for ELISA tests. Dr. V. Chandrasekhar, the Superintendent of MGM Hospital, mentioned that they have prepared around 300 beds and have equipped themselves with ventilators and oxygen cylinders for potential emergencies. If necessary, they will increase the number of beds.

Presently, approximately 182 patients are receiving treatment at MGM Hospital, including 28 dengue cases, seven malaria cases, and 147 cases of seasonal fever.

Patients seeking consultation at private hospitals are required to spend between Rs. 1,000 to Rs. 1,500 for dengue fever tests.

dengue cases raised in warangal in telangana
Dengue cases raised in Warangal in Telangana

Simultaneously, the district administration, in collaboration with the medical, health, and municipal departments, is on high alert and is implementing various preventive measures to control the dengue outbreak. Tragically, a contract worker from the Malaria department, identified as Yerra Raju (43), lost his life due to suffocation while conducting mosquito fogging in an under-construction apartment in Waddepally, Hanamkonda district.

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