Ahead of the monsoon season, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has asked all central government-run hospitals to set up a dengue corner, a facility dedicated to providing assistance to patients diagnosed with the vector-borne disease.
According to the report, a case each was reported in January and February and four in March this year. While no fresh cases of malaria have been reported, three chikungunya cases have been recorded this year, two in February and one in March.
A committee formed by the Director General of Health Services (DGHS) in 2018 has concluded that the supply order of 30 lakh pamphlets, printed during that period, was issued without seeking necessary approvals.
According to the SDMC, 10 people died due to dengue in Delhi last year, of whom five were not residents of the national capital. Overall, the vector-borne disease had affected 9,271 people in the city last year.
The capital has reported 1,020 cases of dengue so far this year — less than half the number (2,884) it reported during the same time last year. Authorities have so far confirmed the death of only a 12-year-old girl in the capital so far.
Dengue crisis continued to rattle Delhi with a six year-old boy and a woman succumbing to the vector borne disease, raising the toll to 11 even as Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today said his government was mulling bringing a law to enable temporary takeover of private hospitals during emergencies. Aman Sharma, a child from Srinivaspuri […]
The death toll due to dengue in the national capital rose to nine on Monday night after a 43-year-old man succumbed to the disease at the Lal Bahadur Shastri hospital. “He was brought to the hospital in a critical condition. He had internal bleeding and his platelets count were less than 20,000. He was immediately […]