Sharp Rise In Monsoon-Related Ailments Reported At Ghaziabad And Noida Hospitals
Ghaziabad, July 21 (TNA) Over the past week, district hospitals in Ghaziabad and GB Nagar have witnessed a concerning surge in viral infections. The out-patient departments (OPDs) in both hospitals are inundated with nearly 3,000 patients daily since Monday. Among the cases, about 30% of patients at the District Combined Hospital have reported monsoon ailments such as fever, diarrhoea, and low blood platelets.
A physician at the hospital, highlighted that approximately 250 patients each day are presenting symptoms of viral fever, diarrhoea, vomiting, and low blood platelets. Some patients were found to have typhoid, which shares similar symptoms like fever, chills, headache, weakness, and rashes. Although not positive for dengue, many patients are facing health issues associated with the seasonal weather.
Another concern expressed by doctors is the rise in scratchy ears and fungal infections in the ENT departments of hospitals in Noida and Ghaziabad. Each day, about 250-300 patients are seeking consultations with skin and ENT specialists at DCH Noida and Ghaziabad, respectively.
Health department officials have released advisories to raise awareness about conjunctivitis, which becomes more prevalent during this season. They emphasize the importance of maintaining hand hygiene and avoiding touching the eyes without washing hands.