Pri­vate hos­pi­tals to be ed­u­cated on WHO tools to curb dengue

The New Indian Express - - CHENNAI -

THE Health de­part­ment will con­duct classes for pri­vate hos­pi­tals on dengue case man­age­ment pro­to­col framed by the World Health Or­gan­i­sa­tion (WHO), said Health Min­is­ter C Vi­jaya Baskar.

Speaking to re­porters on the side­lines of the two-day work­shop on ‘A Prac­ti­cal Ap­proach to Dengue Man­age­ment’ in­au­gu­rated by the min­is­ter on Fri­day ahead of the mon­soon, he said, “The Health de­part­ment is fol­low­ing the WHO pro­to­col on dengue man­age­ment in all govern­ment hos­pi­tals. We are also plan­ning to con­duct classes for pri­vate hos­pi­tals on dengue cases man­age­ment.”

Vi­jaya Baskar also said there was a slight spike in fever cases in the state, but there was no dengue or swine flu out­break. “Fever cases in the state are slightly high. But, there is no dengue or swine flu out­break and they are mostly vi­ral fever cases, so no need to panic. The state is pre­pared to face the mon­soon sea­son as dengue cases usu­ally spike dur­ing this sea­son,” he said.

The Health de­part­ment has also marked dengue hot spots in the state and is con­stantly mon­i­tor­ing these spots, he added.

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