Dengue Outbreak In UP’s Firozabad: Death Toll Rises To 51

The death toll due to dengue fever in Uttar Pradesh's Firozabad district has reached to 51 as more people lost their lives in the viral fever outbreak in the recent past.

The death toll due to dengue fever in Uttar Pradesh’s Firozabad district has reached to 51 as more people lost their lives in the viral fever outbreak in the recent past.

The district Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr Dinesh Kumar Premi told ANI on Sunday that, “With another person’s death, the total death tally has been reached to 51.”

The CMO appealed to people to maintain the cleanliness around them urged them not to let water be collected around them anywhere including the cooler in order to avoid the spread of dengue.

“Do not let the water be collected around you. Change the water from the cooler. Maintain cleanliness. If you are having a fever, go get yourself checked up,” the CMO said. Presently, about 475 patients have been admitted to the Autonomous State Medical College.

The acting Chief Medical Superintendent Dr. Alok Kumar said, “There are 475 patients admitted in the hospital at present, in which 62 patients are admitted in the new building, while the rest are in the old building.”

On Friday, the five-member Central team of the Health Ministry conducted a door-to-door inspection and made people aware of the do’s and dont’s to curb the spread of dengue in the district. The team also held a meeting with the district and state health officials after conducting the door-to-door inspection.

The five-member team on Thursday from the Uttar Pradesh Health Department conducted tests and found a large number of dengue mosquito larvae here, informed the Dr Awadhesh Yadav, Joint Director of Health Department, who is leading this team. On August 30, the team arrived in Firozabad from Lucknow for the inspection. Earlier, it was ordered by the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for the removal of the chief medical officer of the Firozabad district where many children reportedly died due to suspected dengue and viral fever.

Earlier on Monday, UP CM visited the Autonomous State Medical College to enquire about the health of children who were admitted there and instructed the officials concerned to send special teams to Mathura, Mainpuri, and Firozabad districts to take appropriate steps to contain vector-borne diseases.

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