Dengue alert in 9 areas of city, over 50 patients found in week
   Date :21-Sep-2023

Dengue alert  
Staff Reporter
Due to intermittent rains, dengue infection has started increasing in Bhopal. More than 50 dengue infected patients have been found in the capital city in the last one week. Due to this, the Health Department has declared 9 areas of the city as ‘dengue sensitive zones’. This has been confirmed in the report of the District Malaria Officer. In the report, information has been given that 67 dengue patients were found in sensitive areas this year. According to the report of the Health Directorate, the maximum number of dengue patients in Madhya Pradesh this year has been found in Bhopal. The number of dengue infected here is 262, while so far 183 dengue positive patients have been found in Gwalior and 120 in Indore. As per the report, 1,300 dengue fever patients have been found in the state this year.
District Malaria Officer Akhilesh Dubey said that dengue infection is under control in Bhopal. For the last one week, an average of 9 new patients are being found every day. The average number of patients being seen daily in August was 6. The increase in the number of new patients being found daily in September is partly due to rain. According to DMO Dubey, due to the rain in the past few days, there is a danger of rise in dengue infection in the next two weeks. This is due to the abundance of mosquito larvae that spread dengue infection in most areas. According to Dubey, to control the increasing dengue larvae in different areas of the city, 44 teams are conducting larval surveys and spraying larvicite, so that dengue infection can be stopped before it spreads in the city. A separate 10-bed dengue ward has been created in JP Hospital for the treatment of dengue infected patients.
Four patients are admitted here. Of these, three patients have been admitted for the last four days, while one patient has been admitted on the intervening night of Monday-Tuesday. To ensure that the family members of a dengue infected patient do not have to worry about single donor platelets, a blood component separation machine (blood apheresis machine) was installed in the JP Hospital blood bank, so that if needed, single donor platelets can be provided to the dengue infected patient. No need to go to Hamidia, AIIMS or other blood banks for SDP. But, the administration has shifted the blood component separation machine installed here to AIIMS Bhopal.