Health dept frames norms for dengue treatment

Health dept frames norms  for dengue treatment

In the wake of growing number of dengue cases in the State, particularly in the City, the Health department recently held a meeting with doctors of private hospitals and clinics across the City to standardise and issue guidelines for the treatment of dengue fever/dengue haemorrhagic fever.

Health commissioner Anjum Pervez said the meeting opened channels of communication between the health directorate and private hospitals in sharing details about dengue cases.

Potential patients

“Most private hospitals use rapid test kits to confirm dengue fever and we have asked them to share the test reports with the health directorate. More than confirmation of dengue cases, it is important to treat potential patients visiting hospitals,” he said.

The health commissioner said there was no need to rush to blood banks for platelets even if the platelet count of a patient goes down to 10,000. Despite the low platelet count, patients sometimes do recover without being administered any blood platelets.

However, if dengue fever turns severe, as in dengue shock syndrome, there is a need for administration of blood platelets externally, he said.

Builder fined Rs 25,000

During the dengue awareness drive, the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike collected a fine Rs 25,000 from Ahluwalia Contracts (India) Limited on Thursday, after health inspectors found an open tank with stagnant water and mosquito larvae on them at their construction site in Sampangiramanagar.

Dr Suresh, health inspector, said he had issued a notice to the construction firm and fined them for not maintaining hygiene at the site. The fine was collected under the KMC Act.

Ten health teams visited 1,176 houses at Sampangiramanagar and Sagayapuram where they found mosquito larvae deposits on fresh water at 62 locations.

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