Nation Current Affairs 08 Sep 2019 Doctors blame GHMC ...

Doctors blame GHMC’s lax attitude for epidemic

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Sep 8, 2019, 4:45 am IST
Updated Sep 8, 2019, 4:45 am IST
The situation has kept them on their toes and they state that the GHMC should have acted in advance, like it does every year.
A lab assistant collects blood samples from a child for testing at Gandhi Hospital in Hyderabad on Saturday in view of fast spreading viral fever in the city.  (Photo: Gandhi)
 A lab assistant collects blood samples from a child for testing at Gandhi Hospital in Hyderabad on Saturday in view of fast spreading viral fever in the city. (Photo: Gandhi)

Hyderabad: The sheer patient load has got many hospitals and doctors baffled who state that they have spent sleepless nights due to critical cases and also have been forced to send many people away as they had no beds.

The situation has kept them on their toes and they state that the GHMC should have acted in advance, like it does every year.

 

The GHMC’s failure has led to this pandemic in the city and people have been caught completely off guard.

The mosquito menace is not only in slums but across all areas of the city and preventive measures must be taken by people in their homes.

The GHMC is now checking storage water drums, containers in homes and also spraying pesticide liquid in water tanks so that the breeding is controlled.

People have been counselled to observe one dry day in a week and empty every drop of water from cans. Storing excess fresh water for a long period of time allows for the breeding of the dreaded day-time dengue mosquito.

The day-time care for prevention is in terms of using repellents if there has been a case in the neighbourhood. People are encouraged to use safe repellents for the skin and use nets on the windows to prevent mosquitoes from swarming in the homes during day time too.

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Location: India, Telangana, Hyderabad




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