As the monsoon gets stronger, the number of fever cases is on the rise in the district. As many as 1,211 cases of fever have been reported at government hospitals in Ernakulam district. Of these, five cases have been confirmed to be dengue.
District Medical Officer Dr Haseena said that preventive measures were being taken in full swing.
“Since the government doctors have called off the strike, review meetings are being held. Squads from the DMO’s office that include doctors, health officials and health inspectors will start visiting the 19 health blocks in the district, she said. The district has been divided in to five zones - Kothamangalam and Muvattupuzha, Perumbavoor, Aluva, Ernakulam and Paravur - to carry out a dedicated activities to prevent spread of
Meanwhile, Dr Vinod, Kerala Government Medical Officers Association district president, said that the non-cooperation strike had been called off and the doctors were actively participating in the fever prevention activities launched by the Department of Health.
Though the non-cooperation strike by the doctors had not affected patients directly, it would have sabotaged the fever preventive activities as the doctors kept off from review meetings and other responsibilities other than consulting patients who sought treatment for fever.