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Bokaro ( Jharkhand) : Four suspected cases of Dengue have been detected in Bokaro Steel City in last 36 hours prompting Bokaro district administration to sounded high alert in the district. It has directed all hotels and guests houses besides railway stations in the district to keep close eyes on patients who are suffering from high fever and other symptoms of dengue and immediately inform Bokaro civil surgeon office to rush with emergency medical help.
Of the four patients, Suresh Mahto, 28, is from Dhanbad, Vikash Kumar, 21, from Shivpur, Bokaro, Pawan Kumar Gope of Chas (Bokaro) have been admitted at Bokaro general hospital while Ankit Kumar Giri of sector IX—C was admitted to Bokaro Sadar hospital from where he was shifted to Bokaro general hospital on Friday. Sources stated that the first three patients had come to Bokaro from New Delhi three days back while Ankit , who studies at Kolkata, had come to Bokaro on September 15 morning with very high feve.
Bokaro civil surgeon Dr S Murmu on Friday sent the blood samples of all four suspected patients for Elisa based NS(I) test to Dr A K Agrawal, head of department of micro-biology department, Rajendra institute of medical science, Ranchi, to ascertain whether these patients were suffering from dengue as Bokaro does not have this testing facility. The civil surgeon stated that a special isolated ward has been created at Bokaro Sadar hospital for patients suffering from Dengue or Chikungunya while high alert has been sounded in the entire district and all private hospitals and nursing homes have been asked to give daily report of such patients. Bokaro steel plant chief of communications Manikant Dhan confirmed that three patients feared to be suffering from dengue were admitted at Bokaro general hospital.
Mobile medical teams are being sent to all 8 blocks of the district. Giving details about the medical teams, Bokaro malaria officer Anil Poddar stated that team members will not only check whether any family members is suffering from illness but will also educate masses not to keep water in pots for long period and maintain one ‘Dry day’ in each house clearing stagnant water where mosquito breeding takes place. “ Besides different sector of Bokaro steel city and Chas, we are also targeting dwelling units situated in forest zones of Bermo, Nawadih, Gomia, Petarwar , Kasmar , Chadankyari, Chas and Chandrapura where besides sprinkling of DDT powder, cleanliness drive is being carried side to side,” informed Poddar.