Yadgir: As many as 34 cases dengue have been confirmed in Yadgir district in November month alone. Entire Hyderabad-Karnataka region have been affected by the Dengue.
The staff members of district surveillance department had recently collected blood samples from Surpur, Shahapur, Yadgir taluks’ community hospitals, primary and secondary government hospitals, and private hospitals. Where it was found that nearly 210 suspected cases of dengue and 80 suspected cases of chikungunya are being treated at various hospitals of the district. These blood samples were tested at the newly installed lab at the district government hospital.
Of the total 210 suspected cases, 34 was confirmed as dengue affected and out of 80 suspected cases, two were confirmed as chikungunya affected, informed District Surveillance officer Dr Lakshmikanth.
The district administration is implementing National Programme for Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular diseases and Stroke (NPCDCS) and NPHC National programme across the district. Similarly, ASHA workers are visiting every house to collect the quality of salt being used for cooking, to gauge the iodine content in their salt. Later these salt samples will be sent to the labs for iodine test.
The department is also testing quality of drinking water being supplied to house holds. Water samples collected from various villages and localities in the city have been sent for test in laboratories. Water testing laboratory has been opened at the surveillance office in the district. “People can get their borewell water tested at this centre,” he said.