Friday, 7 October, 2022

Topic: Dengue

After Covid wave, India’s health system is now overwhelmed by a different virus

At least 15 Indian states have been badly affected, including the capital city of Delhi that reported a five-year high in the number of cases.

43% Delhi-NCR residents say someone in their family or social network affected by dengue: Survey

LocalCircles cited findings from hospitals such as Apollo and Max which stated that the number of dengue cases in the past month has spiked by 30-60 per cent. 

Modi govt rushes experts to 9 states, UTs reporting high number of dengue cases

The nine states and union territories reporting the highest no. of dengue infections are Haryana, Kerala, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, UP, Uttarakhand, Delhi and Jammu & Kashmir.

Health Minister Mandaviya calls for coordination between Centre, states to tackle dengue surge

The health minister directs officials to ramp up testing, says some hospitals are overburdened with dengue cases while other hospitals continue to be empty.

Mandaviya assures Centre’s full support in dealing with dengue situation in Delhi

The Union health minister Monday also directed the health secretary to identify and send a team of experts to states with rising dengue cases.

Hospitals may use 1/3rd beds reserved for Covid cases for dengue patients: Delhi govt

The order came in the wake of surge in cases of dengue in the capital. Delhi reported over 1,000 cases this year, with more than 280 cases logged in last week.

Delhi registers first death due to dengue this year, case tally rises to 723

According to the civic report on vector-borne diseases released Monday, 723 dengue cases have been recorded this season till 16 October, the highest since 2018 for the same period.

Former PM Manmohan Singh diagnosed with dengue but health improving, AIIMS officials say

Officials said Singh's platelet count is increasing. The 89-year-old Congress leader was admitted to Delhi's AIIMS Wednesday after complaining of weakness following fever.

Garbage everywhere, marshy roads, UP’s filthy Firozabad has all signs of a city infected

Beginning late August, an outbreak of five diseases — primarily dengue — has killed over 60 in UP’s Firozabad. Lack of sanitation is a major concern among residents & authorities.

Firozabad struggles with 5 infections but people prefer ‘jhola-chhap’ quacks over govt hospitals

Many quacks can be spotted offering treatment to patients in Firozabad city and villages, while at district hospital, two patients are forced to share a bed

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An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

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In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.