TS Selvavinayagam, director of public health and preventive medicines, on Monday directed all government hospitals to set up special wards and enhance bed facilities to treat patients diagnosed with dengue.
In a circular, he said, “Due to the onset of monsoon, dengue cases have increased in the state. Number of people diagnosed with the fever has increased both in India and in foreign countries and the world health organization has warned of further increases in cases.
We need to take intense measures to prevent the widespread of the fever till November.
So, we have intensified the health monitoring across the state.”
He further said, “Measures to eradicate dengue causing mosquitoes should be intensified both in urban and rural areas.
Hospitals should be ready to face any kind of dire situation by setting up special wards and enhancing bed facilities.
Blood banks should also be ready to face a crisis situation. Emergency help groups should be set up and necessary instructions should be given to departmental officials.”