The rising dengue cases in Hyderabad, is becoming a cause of concern for the residents of the city, as the Fever Hospital alone has reported 76 confirmed cases in October.
The Times of India reported:
Not just the city, the state-wide figure of dengue cases too has showed a three-fold jump with the Union health ministry's National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP) reporting 1,279 confirmed cases by October 2 as against 412 positive cases in August.
"For an estimate, we multiply confirmed figures at Fever Hospital by three or four times to get an idea of the actual number of cases in city hospitals. The problem is that apart from state-run Gandhi, Osmania and Fever hospitals, only a few corporate hospitals have been notifying dengue cases to health authorities, while others just turn a blind eye," an officer in Hyderabad district medical and health department told TOI.
Last week, officials of the health department held awareness programs and conducted anti-larvae operations in Hyderabad and various parts of the state.
TNIE reported that a few commercial establishments were imposed fines of up to Rs 3,000 when GHMCâ€™s entomologists found stagnant water where mosquitoes were breeding.
Meanwhile, Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) working president Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka reportedly blamed the insanitary conditions prevailing in Gram Panchayats due to lack of funds, for the outbreak.
The state government has deprived the gram panchayats of requisite grants, which in turn resulted in insanitary conditions in several villages triggering the outbreak of vector-borne diseases, The Hindu quoted him as saying.