Navhind Times | 6 days ago | 14-05-2022 | 02:02 am
Staff ReporterValpoi/PanajiHealth officer in-charge of Community Health Centre (CHC), Valpoi, Dr. Abhijeet Wadkar said that 30 suspected dengue cases have been reported in Sattari taluka.“Of the 30 suspected cases, Bhirondem and Satode villages have 12 cases each. Eleven patients were kept under observation at CHC Valpoi so that their health did not deteriorate. While other patients were treated at OPD level and their health parameters are fine,” stated Dr. Wadkar.He said that the samples have been sent for testing and the reports are awaited.He told this reporter that they have already conducted cleanliness drives, fogging and anti-larval spraying to prevent mosquito breeding.“House-to-house awareness programmes have also been conducted. We are taking all precautionary measures and we urge residents to cooperate with us. People need to be careful and prevent water stagnation in open containers, unused tyres or empty bottles,” said the health officer.Meanwhile, chief medical officer (CMO) in-charge of National Vector-Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP) cell of the directorate of health services, Dr. Kalpana Mahatme said inter-sectoral convergence meeting on dengue will be convened in Sattari which will include representatives from village panchayats and agriculture department.“The first suspected case was reported in Kopardem on April 28 and subsequently more suspected cases started surfacing from May 2 onwards. We detected two fresh suspected cases today. We may see a few more cases for another 8-10 days as the virus is already in circulation,” Dr. Mahatme said.“Pre-monsoon showers could be the reason. Water accumulated in kulagars resulted in breeding of mosquitoes. People should maintain cleanliness in and around their houses,” she added.Dr. Mahatme informed that healthcare workers are undertaking anti-larval measures, cleanliness drives, and fogging operations in affected areas.