Viral Fever-Dengue Grips Mainpuri, Government Efforts Seemingly Not Enough
Mainpuri, Oct 2 (TNA) Like some other parts of Uttar Pradesh, Mainpuri is in the grip of dengue and viral fever, leaving the people here scared and helpless. Many whom TNA spoke to say the government efforts were either very late or inadequate. There have been five deaths in the district in the last 24-hours.
On Friday alone, over a thousand patients suffering from various vector-borne diseases registered and took treatment in the OPD of the district hospital. The emergency ward saw a rush of patients throughout the day. Most of the patients were found to have fever.
Latest victims of dengue and viral fever were 36-year-old Archana Devi, Nidhi (17), 22-year-old Gopal, 60-year-old Lajwati, 60-year-old Gayaprasad and Sarvesh Saxena.
Locals are demanding that special ehalth camps be held in villages and localities where the scourge of mosquitoes and its related diseases is more.
District Magistrate Mahendra Bahadur Singh recently pulled up doctors at government district hospital and asked the health department to expedite the outreach to patients.
On Friday, on instructions of CMO Dr. PP Singh, Kuravali Medical Superintendent Muninder Singh reached the village with his team where a door-to-door survey was conducted.