76 dengue cases in City, three dead in State

76 dengue cases in City, three dead  in State

There has been an alarming rise in dengue cases in the State. Three children died of the vector-borne disease . One died at Maddur in Mandya district and the other two died in Birur. In Bangalore, 76  people have been admitted to various hospitals.

Roja, 18, who aspired to become a civil engineer and secured a good rank in the CET, succumbed to dengue on Thursday. She was the daughter of Ramakrishna and Susheelamma, residents of Doddankanahalli village in the taluk. She was suffering from fever for the last one week.

The girl, who had cleared her II PU exams with 70 per cent marks, was first admitted to Government Hospital at Koppa and later shifted to Apollo Hospital in Mysore. Doctors have confirmed that she had dengue. She was cremated on Friday.

In Bangalore, the new Chief Health Officer (CHO) of the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike, Dr S B Nagaraj, confirmed the detection of 76 positive cases. He said an extensive drive to contain dengue was on. Nagaraj said: “Our team had a campaign in Devara Jeevana Halli where the maximum cases were reported. We carried out extensive cleaning and spraying in that area.”

We also conducted a door-to-door campaign to identify dengue patients. In the next few days, such campaigns will be carried out across the City.”

Following the rise in dengue cases in the City, the BBMP health department has formed eight teams headed by deputy health officers in all eight zones. They have been instructed to carry out extensive awareness and spraying campaigns.

All hospitals, especially the referral hospitals, have been alerted and advised to stock enough medicines, blood, and IV fluid.

“Meanwhile, the Dakshina Kannada district administration has organised a special awareness campaign from June 1. Health awareness and special training will be imparted to health workers. “Awareness programmes on dengue, malaria and other communicable diseases will be held in all primary health centres from June 3 to 7. The support of the elected representatives and panchayat development officers will also be sought,” said district health officer O R Srirangappa.

The services of nursing students will also be utilised to create awareness.

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