Special dengue OPD in Odisha hospital as cases climb to 572

Bhubaneswar, Aug 4 : A special outdoor patient department (OPD) has been created in a leading government hospital in Odisha after dengue cases climbed to 572 in the state, a senior state health official said Sunday.

The OPD service was introduced Saturday at Sriram Chandra Bhanja (SCB) Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack, about 26 km from state capital Bhubaneswar, exclusively for dengue patients, joint director of the state health department M.M. Pradhan told IANS.

Of the 2,583 blood samples tested in the state this year, 572 were so far found positive for dengue. More than half of the confirmed cases have been reported from the district of Cuttack.

At least 91 dengue patients are currently undergoing treatment at the SCB Medical College Hospital while others have been discharged after treatment, he said. Of the 49 new cases reported Saturday, 21 were from Cuttack, he said.

"Dengue is under control. Nobody has died of the disease so far. Those who have been found infected are recovering and out of danger", he said.

The state government has also created special dengue wards, not only at SCB Medical College and Hospital at Cuttack, but also at the Maharaja Krishna Chandra Gajapati Medical College and Hospital (MKCG) at Berhampur and Capital Hospital at Bhubaneswar, Pradhan said.

--IANS (Posted on 04-08-2013)

orissa-news headlines

Post-poll violence claims one life in Odisha

Three held over post-poll violence in Odisha

Two teenagers killed as temple wall collapses in Odisha

One dead in Odisha post-poll violence

Prohibitory orders in Odisha town after post-poll violence

Odisha polling figure pegged at 74 percent

Odisha sees 70 percent polling

45 percent vote in Odisha

27 percent voting in Odisha till 11 a. m.

Voting underway for final phase in Odisha

Odisha votes for Lok Sabha, assembly

Naveen eyes retaining power for 4th time in row in Odisha

Quick Links: Goa | Munnar | Pondicherry | Free Yearly Horoscope '2014


Your e-mail:

Your Full Name:

Type verification image:
verification image, type it in the box


Back to Top