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Health dept forms dengue observer teams for city

Kolkata: The state Health department has formed dengue observer teams which will visit various medical colleges in the city to conduct case management of dengue patients.

The department has formed four such teams with two doctors and two nurses in each, with the main objective of supervising the dengue situation in various medical colleges and hospitals.

They will talk to the hospital authorities as well as the relatives of the patients affected with dengue.

According to an order issued by the Health department recently, these teams would not be given any

government vehicles to visit the hospitals but they would be given Rs 1,000 per visit as allowance.

It may be mentioned here that the department had earlier formed observer teams in the districts, which have already submitted their reports to the senior health officials on the basis of their observations in the district hospitals.

Rs 1,50,000 has already been sanctioned for team members of the dengue

state observers. The step was taken after the number of dengue cases shot up across the state.

It may be recalled that the department has already disbursed a fund of nearly Rs 9 lakh to various hospitals and medical colleges across the state, to conduct anti-dengue drives and maintain cleanliness in and around the premises.

All the hospitals have been instructed to conduct cleaning up operation on a daily basis and to ensure that there is no accumulated water in any part of the premises. Any garbage inside the hospital complex has also been ordered to be removed every day.

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