August 19, 2015
With the monsoon setting in, and dengue fever, usually seen to escalate in the months of June to December is now seen to be under control with the Coimbatore Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) having only two cases as on Wednesday.
According to Corporation reports, 20 cases of dengue fever were reported in June this year. The dengue affected number declined to nine in July and six in August.
Comparing last year figures, when the disease was spreading alarmingly, June had around 32 cases from the city, and 20 cases were reported in July and August.
The collective efforts of the corporation officials and CMCH show a decline in dengue fever cases in the district. According to Dr. Suganthy, Head of Paediatrics, CMCH: “the suspected cases of dengue fever in children has come down in the last two months. Though there were three to five critical cases of dengue affected children last month, continuous monitoring and timely treatment prevented the situation from getting worse and patients recovered soon.”
As per data provided by CMCH officials a total number of 16 children and 25 adults had been admitted to the hospital this month, of which many were from Tirupur district.
“Corporation has been involved in various awareness programmes and taken up several precautionary measures so as to tackle the spread of mosquito-borne diseases like malaria, filaria and dengue fever, said Dr. Santhosh, Corporation Health Officer. He also added that the sanitary workers and other volunteers had been instructed to function depending on the situation so as to avoid any kind of water stagnation in the city.
“Awareness programmes have been implemented in schools and other institutions too,” he said.