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Dengue: Chief Minister Chairs High-Level Review Meeting


BY TC News Desk

Agartala, August 04: Tripura Chief Minister Prof. Dr. Manik Saha chaired a high-level review meeting on Friday to assess the current status of the dengue fever situation in the state.

In a Facebook post, the Chief Minister wrote, “Dengue fever has been reported in a few places, including Dhanpur, in the past few days. The health department is aware of the matter and has taken all necessary measures. A meeting was held today with health officials at the Secretariat to review all aspects related to the impact of dengue.”

Later, during a press conference, Secretary of Health and Family Welfare, Dr. Debasish Basu, stated that the Chief Minister has assessed the present situation regarding dengue, with Chief Secretary JK Sinha also present at the meeting.

Dr. Basu explained, “In Dhanpur, dengue fever has been reported since July 13, and these cases are suspected to be migrated cases from Bangladesh. Since then, the health department has taken various steps to prevent further spread. We have deployed doctors, paramedics, and other health workers in Dhanpur to intensify efforts. Additionally, we have assigned a gynaecologist to look after pregnant women. As of August 01, there have been approximately 157 confirmed dengue cases, with 41 cases reported in the last two days. Around 35 patients have been admitted to GB Pant Hospital, with one patient in the ICU.”

Dr. Basu further informed that the Medical Superintendent of GB Pant Hospital and himself visited the hospital to speak with the patients and their family members.

“We have sufficient logistics, including over 1500 ELISA kits in stock. An amount of Rs 2 lakh has been sanctioned from NHM to produce more ELISA kits, and other required items are also sufficient,” Dr. Basu added.

He also mentioned that the health department has taken several measures, such as massive fogging and declaring the upcoming Sunday as a dry day to clear stored water. Additionally, there has been an increase in the deployment of health teams in Dhanpur.

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