‘Migrants responsible for dengue in Ggn’
Blaming the 25 lakh migrant population to be the reason behind the influx of dengue patients in the Millennium City indicates that the ministry is clearly targeting a certain section of the population. On the contrary, the highest number of cases have come from posh areas of the city, like DLF and its surrounding sectors.
According to the health minister, private hospitals cannot declare a patient as having dengue until that person’s blood sample tests conducted at any government-run hospital confirm it to be positive.
Those cases would need to be confirmed by government hospital. “The government would soon issue a notification in this regard, adding that few private hospitals in Haryana were confirming dengue fever on the basis of reports based on their own lab tests” Vij added.
According to information received from the Gurgaon Civil Hospital, the city has recorded only 75 dengue cases, not considering the ones that have come from private hospitals, following the health minister’s orders. But according to the reports, there have been more than 115 cases in Gurgaon, with the Millennium City topping the chart in the state of Haryana.
Gurgaon’s health department has ordered 10 more fumigation machines that will be fogging the city to fight the deadly disease. They have also asked the HUDA department and panchayat officials to buy these machines which will cost them around Rs 7-8 lakh.
Vij has also asked the health department to resend a notice to all private schools to allow a relaxation in their uniforms and let students wear full sleeves for the next 10 days.
“I will send directives to private hospitals and schools to follow the rules made by the health department. And if the private schools do not follow, we will take the necessary action against them,” the Deputy Commissioner, T L Satya Prakash told Millennium Post.
The rise in dengue cases is also said to be due to the delay in the process of fumigation. It could have been done as soon as malaria fever. The wait has proved too costly indeed.