BENGALURU: With a spike in the number of dengue cases and due to effective campaigning, many patients are turning up at hospitals for check-ups even if they are running a light fever, say city hospitals.
Victoria Hospital on an average gets around 40 cases with such symptoms. Bowring and Lady Curzon Hospital get around 40 cases. Jayanagar General Hospital attends to around 30 cases and at KC General Hospital, of the over 500 OPD cases about 30 are with dengue-like symptoms.
Victoria Hospital Medical Superintendent Dr T Durganna said, “People are aware now. They are not neglecting cases of fever. We opened a rapid testing unit and every day about 10 patients with dengue-like symptoms are tested and are also subjected to symptomatic treatment.”
The situation at Bowring and Lady Curzon is no different as doctors are seeing about 40 cases of patients with dengue-like symptoms. “There are cases of viral fever which have dengue-like symptoms that include, fatigue, body pain, and temperature, said a hospital official.
Although the number of dengue cases has come down from the alarming numbers in early August, KC General Hospital still gets about 30 cases with dengue-like symptoms.
Dr Vagesh, physician at the Hospital, said, “Patients do not delay the consultation these days thanks to the publicity undertaken by various stakeholders who have repeatedly said that early detection is good to control the fever.”
More cases have been reported from Bengaluru City limits as people are coming forward to get themselves tested.
“There is no panic due to dengue as people are becoming aware and are coming for testing on the very next day. Hence there are more number of positive cases. There are viral fever cases too and all patients are given good treatment to prevent any complication,” said Dr Vatsala, BBMP Chief Health Officer.