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Three dengue deaths, over 200 patients in Durg district

Press Trust of India  |  Raipur 

At least three people have died of and over 200 have been found to have contracted the in Chhattisgarh's district, a senior health today said.

As many as 209 persons were found positive for infection in the district in the last one month, Health and R Prasanna said.

Three deaths were confirmed in hospitals in and Bhilai cities during last two weeks, he added.

Thirty-two teams of health officials are conducting door-to-door screenings for the and carrying out an awareness campaign, he said.

There were already three mobile medical units in and the number has been now increased to five, Prasanna said.

Enough testing kits and medicines are available in the district, he said.

The administration is providing financial assistance to dengue patients admitted in private hospitals too.

The health department has reserved five beds in ICU at Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar Memorial Hospital, Raipur, for dengue patients in case their condition becomes critical.

An additional 100 beds have been arranged at Chandulal Chandrakar Medical College and in Durg, the added.

Doctors from India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and government medical college have also been roped in for the treatment of patients, he said.

The said people should ensure cleanliness around their houses and prevent accumulation of stagnant water where mosquitoes can breed.

People can dial to report suspected dengue cases, he said.

Following in Durg, Chief Medical and (CMHO) of the district Dr has been shifted as joint director, Raipur division of the health department. Dr G S Thakur has replaced him as Durg CMHO, another said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, August 11 2018. 22:10 IST