Dr. Vijay Kumar,Senior Medical Officer, Hathin mentioned that the efforts to include the unfold of fever are in full swing.
“We got news of some cases of fever and 1-2 deaths. Taking notice of that, our health teams have come here. We are doing surveys. Medicines are being provided and an Out Patient Department (OPD) is being run. Spraying is being done. Testing for COVID-19, Dengue, Malaria has been started. We are also testing for other causes of fever. We have taken samples of 80 people who are having fever. No malaria cases have been reported. 4-5 children have died due to dengue and several children are ill,” Kumar mentioned.
Kumar added that individuals had been being made conscious of Dengue and Malaria and methods to management them. He requested individuals to be certain that water doesn’t stagnate anyplace, their environment are clear they usually put on full-sleeved clothes.
Though the precise reason behind fever has not been confirmed by the well being division but, the prevalence of fever over the previous couple of days within the village has prompted concern inside the residents of the village and a few dad and mom have misplaced their children.
“Doctors are telling that deaths are happening due to Dengue. Even my child passed away at 6 am in morning. He was seven years old. He had a fever from August 27. There are some children here who are ill, some are admitted to the hospital while some have died. There must be 30 cases of Dengue at least. No health workers, teams from the health department have visited here,” mentioned Salamuddin, an area resident on Monday.
Another native resident named Khurshid mentioned, “At least 12 have died from dengue. Deaths are being reported since August 25. Most of the deceased are children aged 3-12 years. There are children and some adults in every house of this village who are suffering from illness. No one from the health department visited this village earlier except for a few very recent visits. Everyone in the village is terrified.”
Naresh, the sarpanch of the village mentioned, “It is due to contaminated water. Fever cases are being reported for the last 15 days or so. There are no malaria cases though. During testing in government hospitals, some dengue cases have been revealed. There are no healthcare centres in this village. Health teams have come here.”