Hosps fall short of beds as dengue cases rise
Updated: Oct 21, 2019 21:57 IST
“In the past few days, the number of patients has gone up considerably. But no death has been reported in our hospital,” said Dr AK Singh, chief medical superintendent, Civil Hospital. The hospital has 30 beds for dengue patients, including five in the pediatric ward. “The ward is full and dengue patients are also admitted to other wards,” he added.
Grievance Status for
registration number : GOVUP/E/2019/34825
Grievance Concerns To
Name Of Complainant-Yogi M. P. Singh Date of Receipt-23/10/2019
Received By Ministry/Department-Uttar Pradesh
this question arises that when because of the apathy of the concerned
department as they have not sprayed the anti larva solution in the various
Mohallas like Surekapuram and adjoining areas for many months culminating into
alarmingly rising in the dengue cases in the area, why the government is not
ordering the enquiry in the matter so that truth may come out of those who are
drawing huge salary from public exchequer without performing duties to serve
the people. Whether it is not a matter of concern that 80 percent of people
suffering from an acute crisis of unemployment and those somehow arranged jobs
in the public sector not doing duties and only drawing salaries from the public
applicant again wants to draw the kind attention of Honourable public
functionaries to the menace of the infectious disease Dengue which is
consequent of Mosquitos biting and now entire District Mirzapur is under the
captivity of this giant disease. This terrible disease is prevailing in the
district because of the lackadaisical approach of the concerned staffs of
government at the district level. For detail vide attached documents to the
Grievance Document Current Status-Grievance
Date of Action-23/10/2019
Officer Concerns To Forwarded to-Uttar Pradesh
Officer Name0-Shri Arun Kumar Dube
Officer Designation-Joint Secretary
Contact Address-Chief Minister Secretariat U.P.
Email Address Contact Number-05222215127
Entire state is under fear psychosis of dengue but the government of Uttar Pradesh is still sleeping.
Rakesh Kumar reached the Balrampur Hospital with his father who had high fever for the past two days. Suspecting that he might be suffering from dengue, the doctors advised that he should be admitted. Worse still, the patient realised that getting admission and reaching a doctor in the OPD was another struggle.
“There are limited beds. I was told to wait for some time, as one of the patients was to be discharged. Finally, I got a bed for my father and his blood samples have been sent for dengue test,” said Rakesh after getting his father admitted.
While fever is a scare among patients, getting admission to a hospital these days is a Herculean Task. Lucknow has reported over 600 dengue cases and at least 400 patients have been admitted to hospitals this season. The Civil Hospital admitted over 300.
“We have admitted 23 dengue patients out of the 100 who tested positive and are now falling short of beds,” said Mohd Shahid Zama, chief medical superintendent (officiating) of Lok Bandhu Hospital.
“We are planning to shift some patients to another place so that more patients, as they come in, can be accommodated,” said Zama.
Dengue patients cannot be kept with other patients as there’s a risk of the others getting infected through mosquito bite, he added.
Major hospitals in the city have limited beds in the dengue ward but these are not enough to accommodate a horde of fever patients coming to the OPD.
“Every patient having fever first thinks that it might be dengue. It’s ok to be cautious, but one should not panic,” said Dr PK Gupta, former president of Indian Medical Association, Lucknow and an eminent microbiologist.
“At present, we have 54 dengue patients in three wards (male, female and paediatric) and in private wards. The maximum number of patients we had in one day was 76,” said Dr Ashutosh Dubey, medical superintendent of Civil Hospital.
At Balrampur Hospital too, beds marked for dengue patients are occupied. “We got over 80 dengue patients and about 35 required admission. I have asked the staff to manage admission of patients coming to our hospital,” said Dr Rajiv Lochan, director, Balrampur HospitalThe chief medical officer (Lucknow) has advised hospitals to ensure dedicated dengue wards and other facilities for patients till such patients keep coming in.
Efforts are being made to make people aware about dengue and how to prevent it. “Prevention is the key to prevent dengue. But if one takes ill, going to a doctor for proper treatment is the best option, instead of self-medication,” said Dr Raman Kumar, president of the Academy of Family Physicians of India.
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|How the dengue will be curbed if there is no effective control over the staffs at district level ipso facto obvious from the report?