Health team inspects MKCG dengue wards
By Express News Service - BERHAMPUR
12th September 2012 12:25 PM
A five-member team from the Health Directorate visited the dengue wards of MKCG Medical College and Hospital here on Tuesday, two days after a team from the Orissa High Court took stock of the patients affected by the fever.
The health team accompanied by Hospital Superintendent Prof Ashok Kumar Behera and district health officials reviewed the treatment process. Ganjam Additional District Magistrate Lingaraj Ratha and Berhampur Sub-collector Ajit Misra visited the wards in the evening.
Though the number of dengue patients has increased, the visiting officials exhorted the public to maintain calm and help the administration and local bodies in spreading awareness and eliminating the mosquito menace to prevent the disease from spreading further. Meanwhile, the number of suspected dengue cases admitted to the medical has gone up to 134, of which 42 were found positive. Sources said 87 patients admitted to dengue wards have been discharged.
After an inspection of the wards, the ADM said the condition of patients was stable and all possible measures were being taken to check the disease. Apart from the usual provisions of medical aid, Rs 2 lakh from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund has been released only for providing medicines to the dengue patients under treatment at MKCG, he added.
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