New Delhi, July 23: As the breezy monsoons begin in India, so does the Monsoon session in Parliament and the arrival of dengue fever. In South of India, especially in regions of Kerala and Tamil Nadu, the grip of dengue is much higher than any other state. Out of 11,581 cases of dengue, 20 deaths have been confirmed until 16th July just in Kerala.
The widening spread of dengue has feared the states and the union Health Ministry. In its reply, Health Minister Jagat Prakash Nadda etched out all the programmes initiated by the Ministry at the Monsoon session in the Parliament. Nadda said that the Ministry will open up its own quality assurance programme with service provision, patient rights, support services, clinical services, infection control and quality management outcome.
He also said in his reply that the Health Ministry has distributed 40 million LLIN (Mosquito net impregnated with insecticide) and 2.14 million more is in pipeline to control dengue and malaria. Nadda offered help to the state government in matters of financial assistance. He said, “The Central Government keeps providing funds to the state government for better services. For 30,000 population, there’ll be one PHC and for more than 1,20,000 population, there’ll be one CHC. State government has to notify us the amount of PHC and CHCs that are needed. The state government will be delivered the funds if they give us the plan. The plan should include infrastructural development, human resource development and technical support. “
Health Minister Nadda also specified about the robust surveillance systems and laboratory facilities that are being enhanced. Apart from this, informatively, do not keep still water anywhere near the house as it helps the mosquitoes to breed dengue. Watch out for the symptoms and visit doctor immediately if in any doubt.