KMC to refer serious dengue cases to state-run hospitals
Kolkata: The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) will refer serious dengue cases to the state-run hospitals, which was decided at a high-level meeting held between senior civic officials and the superintendents of different state-run hospitals and senior officials of the state Health department. The meeting was presided over by Deputy Mayor Atin Ghosh.
The civic authorities have dengue clinics in 144 wards and if any serious patient is found attending the clinic, he or she would immediately be referred to any state-run hospital located in the vicinity. In North Kolkata, cases will be referred to R G kar Medical College and Hospital. The civic authorities have requested the hospital superintendents to ensure that the patients referred by KMC are not refused admission.
As the KMC's motto is zero mortality in dengue, the senior civic officials have urged people to get in touch with the dengue clinics and get their blood tested if they are found suffering from fever. The KMC dengue clinics are not only well equipped but the patients are also treated following WHO guidelines. The KMC officials regretted that as blood tests in the dengue clinics are free, people do not take them seriously. The KMC has health clinics in every borough, manned by specialised doctors. People suffering from diabetes are treated and blood tests and medicines are given to them free of cost.
It may be mentioned that the KMC has launched special drives to eradicate dengue in the city. Twenty wards have been declared vulnerable and drives are being carried out in these wards regularly.