District admn all set to tackle dengue: DC

'In case of any deaths, don't mistake it for dengue'

In an attempt to allay panic in the aftermath of dengue outbreak in the district, Deputy Commissioner Ramegowda on Sunday said that all precautionary measures have been taken to check the spread of virus.

Addressing the media after reviewing the situation at a meeting of officers at his office, the deputy commissioner also appealed to the people to not worry over the medical expenditure. Instead, people should immediately admit patients to the hospital. The government owned K R Hospital was successfully treating the cases, which was the reason for people from neighbouring Chamarajanagar, Hassan and Mandya districts to avail the facility at the hospital.

Regretting that D Salundi in the taluk, where the outbreak of the disease claimed a life recently, has become popular as ‘Dengue hundi’, Ramegowda said that health officials had camped at the village to tend to emergency cases. That apart, health workers have gone door-to-door creating awareness by distributing pamphlets consisting of do’s and don’ts.

Clarification

The deputy commissioner also clarified that Beeregowda, the 12-year-old boy from D Salundi who died at a hospital in the city on Saturday didn’t die of dengue. “The boy was suffering from epilepsy and also had fever. In case of any death, people should not mistake it for dengue,” he added.

No problem

District Health Officer Dr S M Malegowda said that there was sufficient availability of platelets in the district. As a precautionary measure, mosquito nets had been distributed to 2,227 anganwadi centers in the district.
Visit
The deputy commissioner later visited D Salundi and consoled the family of Beeregowda. He talked to the victim’s father and assured him that he will seek a report from officials about the treatment given to Beeregowda. He assured that action would be taken if it was found that the treatment was not adequate.
Ramegowda also inspected the temporary hospital, which has been shifted from the village school to the Anganwadi centre as schools have reopened, and directed the Grama Panchayat officials to maintain cleanliness in the village.
DH News Service

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