Dengue outbreaks are now rapidly increasing in the surrounding areas along the district. Doctors and medical students are also coming in the grip of this. Dengue was confirmed in a doctor on Thursday, while two SKMCH medical students have also found symptoms. 13 suspected dengue patients from Meenapur and Bochaan, including Abhay Kumar (17), Laxman Sah (40), Arjun Kumar (30), Manish Kumar (23) and Baban Sah (60), were treated at SKMCH on Thursday. Arrived for Four were admitted in it.
civil surgeon–cum-chief medical officer Dr S P Singh confirmed 90 cases of dengue out of which 10 cases were identified on Tuesday itself. Altogether 70 cases of dengue have been admitted to Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital (SKMCH).
Muzaffarpur district administration has also issued an advisory to curb the dengue menace. The civil surgeon said that the district disease control officer has been asked to launch an extensive operation to spray pesticides in areas where dengue patients have already been identified.
District magistrate (DM) Alok Ranjan Ghosh said, “Altogether 50 villages and hamlets have been identified for fogging of chemicals to destroy the larva of aedes mosquito, the vector of the disease. Pesticides have already been sprayed in 42 such areas. Since the aedes mosquito is active during day time, it is advisable to raise awareness about wearing full body clothes and avoid accumulation of water.”