Dengue breaks out in Bihar; Patna worst hit, 541 hit by virus so far

On Saturday, Patna received 70 fresh cases of dengue infection, while Bhagalpur had its tally gone up by 32 patients

Dengue in Bihar

Patna/Bhagalpur: Over 100 people are reported down with dengue virus in Patna and Bhagalpur districts on Sunday in a fresh outbreak of cases in Bihar. With this, the total number of people suffering from dengue has gone up to 541 in the state with detection of 70 fresh cases in Patna and 33 in Bhagalpur on Saturday evening.

Reports said that dengue patients are increasing by the day in Patna. So far 262 cases have been found in Patna. The number of dengue patients in the state has increased to 541. At the same time, dengue strain was examined (genotype study) in Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (IGIMS). All four strains of dengue were found in it. The presence of all four strains means that the outbreak will be more severe. Earlier in the investigation only three strains were found. Currently 14 dengue patients are admitted in Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH).

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Bhagalpur has been rated as the 2nd worst affected district by the dengue after Patna. The cases of dengue infection as reached 156 in Bhagalpur this season. According to state program officer, health department, Ashok Kumar, patients were found in Bankipur, Patliputra, Kankarbagh, Azimabad, Danapur in Patna on Saturday.

According to reports, dengue outbreak is showing no sign of relenting in Bhagalpur. Dengue is spreading rapidly in the city. Dengue test reports of 13 people in Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College and Hospital (JNLMCH), Bhagalour and 20 in Sadar Hospital, Bhagalpur have been found positive on Saturday. A specially fabricated ward of 100 beds has been made to admit dengue patients in JNLMCH.

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Many children have also been admitted to JNLMCH due to dengue. Bhagalpur Municipal Corporation is also making continuous efforts to prevent dengue. Regarding this, anti-larva spraying teams are being sent to all the wards and spraying is being done. Last Wednesday, Bhagalpur district magistrate Subrata Kumar Sen had inspected JNLMCH and instructed the hospital management to ensure proper arrangements for treatment of all patients.

JNMCH superintendent Uday Narayan Singh said that dengue patients are being treated in the fabricated ward. People are also recovering. The team of doctors and nurses are constantly monitoring the health of the patients.

Government’s arrangements for relief of patients

Platelets are free in government, rates are fixed for private hospitals

Platelets from the government blood bank are free for patients in government hospitals. For patients of government blood bank and private hospitals, Rs 400 for platelet concentrate and Rs 7,500 for apheresis are fixed.

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Teams formed for fogging

Temephos is being sprayed in the localities of the municipal corporation area where dengue is spreading. So far, technical malathion fogging has been done in the houses of 170 patients and within a radius of 500 meters around them in the capital city.

Advisory has been issued to schools and colleges

All the students and teachers of schools and colleges have been asked to fear full sleeve shirts and full pants or salwars so that their entire body is covered. The schools and colleges have been asked to ensure spraying antilarvae chemical in the drains.

Some relief… recovery rate is good, need of platelets is decreasing

Dengue patients are increasing in Patna like 2019, but the recovery rate is good. The need for platelets is decreasing. On Saturday, a meeting of doctors of private hospitals was held in the Patna collectorate, in which the doctors said it was good sign that the recovery from dengue fast. People do not need to be afraid,

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