These days, Dengue is wreaking havoc in the national capital, Delhi. Dengue patients are increasing rapidly in many hospitals. With the change in weather, Delhi is once again witnessing dengue outbreak. If we look at the figures till last month, the situation will not be considered good. At the same time, doctors are also not ruling out the outbreak of dengue. Although experts say that most of the dengue patients are recovering at home, there is no need to admit the patients to the hospital. At the same time, experts are also saying that as the winters increase in Delhi, the cases of dengue will start decreasing.
Dengue situation in statistics
According to the National Center for Born Disease Control, till September 17 this year, 5,221 cases of dengue have been reported in Delhi. Whereas, according to MCD data, till August 5, 348 cases were reported in Delhi. If seen, dengue cases increased by 71% in one month. Whereas, till September last year, only 937 cases were registered. Recently, a meeting was held on behalf of the LG of Delhi with the MCD officer regarding the increasing dengue case in Delhi, in which many decisions were taken to reduce the case. Let us tell you that the data of dengue, malaria and chikungunya was shared every week by MCD. But, no data has been shared by MCD since August 5.
Cases will decrease as winter approaches
Dr. Suresh Kumar, MD of Lok Nayak Hospital, said that currently there are 15 dengue patients in the hospital. Every day, around 10 fever patients come to the OPD, out of which 4-5 are suspected dengue cases. He also said that most of the dengue patients are recovering. No serious case has come to light yet. Speaking to TOI, he said if it rains, this situation will continue, while the cases will come down with the drop in temperature.
Take special care of these things
- Clean the water collected in the cooler, empty utensils and plants once a week.
- Use aerosol during day time to avoid mosquito bites. Do not wear clothes in which hands and legs are open.
- Children should not be allowed to play wearing shorts and half-sleeved clothes.
- Use mosquito nets or mosquito repellent cream before sleeping during the day.
- Water accumulated in drains, garbage and coolers for more than a week is a danger sign of dengue.