Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed all the concerned departments to take due care of medical facilities in view of the dengue-related deaths of children in Firozabad in the last couple of days.
ttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed all the concerned departments to take due care of medical facilities and cleanliness in view of the dengue and viral fever-related deaths of children in the state’s Firozabad district in the last couple of days.
CM Yogi Adityanath visited Firozabad to overview the arrangements and directed the medical education and medical health departments to take care of the situation arising out of the seasonal vagaries. He also asked the urban and rural local bodies to employ proper spraying and cleanliness logistics to ward off any further threat to dengue, malaria and other water-borne and seasonal diseases.
Meanwhile, the chief medical officer of Firozabad has been transferred and a battery of 11 doctors, including some experts, has been deployed in the district. The children who fell ill will be looked after by the team of expert doctors drawn from various places.
A team of experts of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), which has also been pressed into service to test the samples, ruled out Covid-19 in the process. The health department has been asked to arrange for adequate paramedical staff and conduct camps round the clock to keep a close eye on the situation.
The UP CM also instructed the senior officers to overview the treatment and preventive measures as well as to ensure that cleanliness drives are taken up in right earnest. The state-aide surveillance drive will be taken up from September 7 to 16 next during which the health workers will go door-to-door to find out if there are some persons with viral, dengue, malaria or other ailments. The hospitals will also treat the patients free of cost as per government instructions.