Kozhikode: As many as 11,717 cases of fever were reported at the out patient (OP) wing of the various hospitals in the district on Sunday. Of them, 1519 cases are viral fever. As many as 47 suspected dengue cases came for screening on Sunday. 108 cases of ADD (Acute diarrhoeal disease) were also reported. There was no let up in the rush at hospitals and health centres on Sunday also.
Health centres where the OP was not functional on Sunday witnessed a heavy rush at casualty departments. Special clinics functioned at Koorachundu, Panangad, Kolathur areas where more dengue cases were detected. In Koorachundu, the cleanliness drive is being carried out in each ward under the initiative of the ward member concerned. NSS volunteers, Asha and health workers are visiting each household and destroying mosquito breeding sources. Along with this, fogging is going on.
“People are largely cooperating with the clean-up drive. Water collected in the coconut husks in the plantation areas, water stored in discarded egg shells, ice cream cups, behind the refrigerator, on flower pots etc is being targeted. In many houses, there are unused toilets which are a potential breeding source for Aegis mosquitoes,” said Koorachundu gram panchayat president Vincy Thomas. The District Vector Control (DVC) unit staff is also camping in the area to collect samples. Meanwhile, complaints have been raised over the lack of sufficient mosquito nets in government hospitals and dengue patients being allowed to lie along with other fever patients.