Spread of diseases: Collector holds meet
Concerned over the spread of communicable diseases in the district, District Collector P I Sheik Pareeth held a meeting with the health authorities at the District Collectorate on Tuesday to assess the health initiatives being taken to control it.
The meeting assessed the activities being undertaken by the allopathy, ayurveda and homoeo departments.
As per the report, from January till June, 223 cases of dengue fever were reported in the district. 75 cases of rat fever and six cases of chikungunya were reported in the district.
In June so far, 32 cases of dengue fever and two cases of chikungunya were reported. No rat fever case has been reported during this month.Pareeth said realising the gravity of the situation, the Health Department had intensified its drive to contain the diseases.
The Homoeo Department has started around 333 camps to help the public.
So far, it has distributed about 20,000 preventive medicines.
Apart from that, a mobile unit has been opened by the department to distribute preventive medicines to the patients. The Ayurveda Department also provides free treatment to those who are recuperating from the illness.
It offers treatment to those patients who are prone to body pain once he or she recovers from the illness.
The District Collector said intensive fogging was being done in endemic-prone areas. At many areas the fogging had been done over six times. A squad has been formed to undertake activities such as removing mud from the drain and covering the drains with slabs.On Monday, the district registered 1,645 cases of fever.
According to the DMO office, 1,586 cases were registered in the OP, 59 cases in the IP section.
In the category of acute diarrheal diseases ( ADD), 145 cases were registered in OP and seven cases in IP.
There were three confirmed and five suspected cases of dengue fever in Manjapra, Maneed and Thiruvankulam.
Two cases of hepatitis A were reported in Malayidomthuruthu and Vengola. Haseena Muhammad, DMO, Allopathy; N Ambika, DMO, Ayurveda; S Amrithakumari, DMO, Homoeo; P G Annie, Superintendent, General Hospital; M Sumayya, District Malaria Officer and P N Sreenivasan, District Health Officer, also attended.