Jaipur, Kota among four worst-hit districts from seasonal diseases


JAIPUR: Four districts – Alwar, Bharatpur, Jaipur and Kota have been identified as most affected districts of the state from seasonal diseases. According to health authorities, eight persons from Alwar tested positive for dengue, three from scrub typhus and two from chikungunya are undergoing treatment in Jaipur's private hospitals. Besides, a large number of patients are reaching government hospitals and private hospitals in Alwar.

In Bharatpur, in past 48 hours, four persons were died due to diseases. Two persons died on Byana area, one constable in Kumher and one girl died in Pahari area of Bharatpur district. 65-year-old Jai Singh, hailing from Birampur village, is suffering from fever for past few days. He was undergoing treatment in a private hospital. 

When the number of platelets in his blood took a dip, he was rushed to Jaipur. But, he died on Tuesday night. 15-year-old Shekhar, a resident of Sadpura died of fever while he was on the way to Jaipur for treatment. He was undergoing treatment in a private hospital. Sarpanch Mangati Ram said Shekhar had been suffering from symptoms of dengue.

"Taking measures to prevent the spread of seasonal diseases, health department has directed joint director level officials to visit the most affected districts of the state for monitoring the diseases," additional director (health) Dr Sunil Singh said. He said that they have cancelled leaves of medical and paramedical staff with immediate effect. A control room has been set up for monitoring of seasonal diseases. Besides, instructions have been issued for releasing gumbusia fishes in water bodies created in Jal Swavlamban Abhiyan.

In Ajmer, patients of seasonal viral increased in the district. JLN hospital's out-patient department (OPD) is witnessing 2,500 patients coming daily from different parts of the district. No death has been reported from dengue, chikungunya or from malaria.

The health department on Thursday issue alert in all primary health centres of the district cancelling all leaves of doctors and nursing staff. "We have enough stock of medicines and test kits to combat dengue and other viral diseases," said an official of health department.

According to the department reports, since January this year, 17 cases of dengue, 7 patients of malaria PF and 28 cases of Malaria PV are reported positive. "They all were treated and are normal," said an official. In last two months, one positive case of chikungunya reported from Bhenai block of the district but was treated. "We are testing each suspected case at hospitals and block hospitals have been directed to have kits to verify dengue cases," the official further said.