As cases increase, ministers visit hospitals

Jaswinder Singh Baidwan

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Dengue scare has gripped the district as cases are on the rise. Across the state, the confirmed cases have already crossed the 1,000 mark. With the numbers increasing each day, Health Minister Anil Vij and Women and Child Development Minister Kavita Jain visited various hospitals to take stock of the situation.
Nine test positive for dengue at civil hospital
Faridabad: The Civil Hospital here has received nine dengue cases so far. Six patients, who were tested positive in the OPD, have recovered after treatment from elsewhere. Anil Vij, Health Minister, visited the hospital today and expressed satisfaction over the preparations and arrangements made to treat the patients.
Hospital grapples shortage of beds
Gurgaon: Crumbling under the rush of suspected dengue patients, the Gurgaon Civil Hospital has put all scheduled surgeries on hold and converted almost every ward into a dengue ward. The hospital is taking only emergency operations. Be it high bed to patients ratio of 1:4 or doctor to patients ratio of 1:15 the government hospital is trying its best to deal with the average inflow of around 400 fever patients.
“My son has been sharing the bed with another patient for the past two days and now I have been asked to take him to another hospital for better treatment. The doctors don't tell us anything but just say take him to Delhi,” said 45-year-old Rati Devi.
Kavita Jain inspects Civil Hospital
Sonepat: In order to have first hand information about the treatment being provided to dengue patients in government medical institutes, Haryana Women and Child Development Minister Kavita Jain today inspected the Civil Hospital in Sonepat and the BPS Government Women Medical College and Hospital in Khanpur Kalan. “The government will continue to help and give best possible treatment to dengue patients,” she said.
Dr RC Siwach, Director, BPS Government Women Medical College and Hospital, said 250 beds had been reserved in the hospital for dengue patients.
58 cases reported in Kurukshetra
Kurukshetra: Despite tall claims by the Health Department, the number of confirmed dengue patients has reached 58 in the district. Eight patients are undergoing treatment at the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash (LNJP) Hospital, of which four have been confirmed with the disease, while the reports of other four patients were awaited. No deaths have been reported due to dengue so far.
6 more cases detected, number reaches 80
Hisar: While the total number of positive cases of dengue patients from the district reached 80 today, there are around 50 more dengue patients hailing from adjoining districts of Fatehabad, Jind and Bhiwani who got admitted to city hospitals. Dr Sushil Garg, nodal officer, said six persons tested positive for dengue in the town today.
He said a drive was undertaken in all suspected areas, especially in the localities where dengue patients had been found. The drive would begin in Hansi town on Tuesday.
KCGMCH flooded with patients
Karnal: With 49 positive cases and over 120 suspected cases, Kalpana Chawla Government Medical College Hospital (KCGMCH) is flooded with patients.
The situation is similar in private hospitals and shortage of beds seems to be a common problem in all hospitals. As many as 25 patients were admitted today to the KCGMCH and blood samples of four patients were collected.
Civil Surgeon Dr Ashwini Ahuja said the department had sought cooperation of the IMA doctors and private laboratories.
Jhajjar records 100 cases
Jhajjar: Dengue cases have touched the 100 mark in Jhajjar district despite the precautionary action being taken by the district health authorities to curb the menace of the vector-borne disease. “Perturbed over the rising numbers of dengue cases, we have now roped in students, teachers and aanganwari workers to make people aware about the dengue fever, besides checking further breeding of mosquitoes in the district,” said Dr Murari Lal, Senior Medical Officer.
PGIMS gets ‘charpoys’ to accommodate dengue patients
Rohtak: With hundreds of suspected as well as confirmed dengue patients thronging the PGIMS on a daily basis, the institute authorities have been forced to devise new ways such as putting ‘charpoys’ in the ward to tackle the heavy rush of patients. Due to the insufficient number of beds, given the increasing number of patients, two or three patients were being accommodated on each bed. But, a visit to the ward today revealed that a few charpoys and wooden cots were also placed to accommodate these patients and their attendants. PGIMS Medical Superintendent Dr Ashok Chauhan, told The Tribune that 347 confirmed cases of dengue had been reported at the institute so far, and all admitted patients were stable and out of danger. No casualty due to dengue had been reported at the PGIMS, he maintained.