Mangaluru, June 21, 2016:Chairing the quarterly KDP, Karnataka Development Programme review meeting here on June 20, Monday, DK, District-in-Charge Minister B Ramanath Rai has directed Health Department officials to take preventive measures to prevent dengue as six suspected dengue death cases have been reported in the district. He said priority should be given for maintaining cleanliness in rural areas. The officials should ensure that water does not remain stagnant, he added.
ZP CEO P I Sreevidya said pamphlets are being distributed among the general public on the cause of dengue and other communicable diseases. Three gram panchayats have been given one fogging machine to control mosquitoes. A technician has been appointed to the department to repair the fogging machines. The primary health centre officials and Asha workers have been directed to track the patients suffering from dengue and malaria for at least three to four days, he stated.
In-charge District Health Officer Sikhander Pasha said six suspected deaths have been reported in the district. The case history of the patients have been sent to death audit committee for confirmation. Under Swacchatha Saptaha --- a cleanliness drive for a week --- the mosquito breedings sites have been destroyed. Awareness is being created among the general public on the disdvantages of stagnant water, he added.
District Surgeon Dr Rajeshwari Devi said the Wenlock Hospital has separate wards for malaria and dengue. The blood samples of those who get admitted to fever in the hospital are tested for malaria, dengue and leptospirosis, she noted.
MLCs Ivan D’Souza and Kota Srinivas Poojary said the compensation for the victims of those who lose property during monsoon should be disbursed at the earliest. The officials should not unnecessarily demand documents from the victims for the release of compensation, they said.