Though health officials claim that the dengue fever was under control, four fresh cases have been reported in the district in the last two days. Of these four cases, three were children.
Devi (12), daughter of Alagupandi of Housing Board Colony, Villupuram, Naganandhini (6) daughter of Ramji, Sourastrapuram near Vandiyur, Rosini (5) daughter of Vellanathanpatti and Saroja (39) of Pudhupatti near Thiruvadhavur are undergoing treatment at the Government Rajaji Hospital (GRH), Madurai and Government Hospital, Melur.
Ramji said his daughter was running high temperature for the last three days. “Only after we brought her to the GRH, doctors confirmed it as dengue,” he said. He blamed the poor hygienic condition in the locality for his daughter’s infection.
Doctors at the GRH said that Sathiskumar (13) of Saurashtrapuram, Madurai was admitted for suspected dengue on Wednesday. “Two more cases of suspected dengue — one patient from Dindigul and another from Virudhunagar — are also under treatment at the hospital,” said the senior doctor.
Doctors, who blamed the corporation health officials for not making continuous efforts to control the spread of dengue, said, “If they act vigorously for 15 days, they can keep the killer fever at bay.” Meanwhile, in Ramanathapuram three new dengue patients are under treatment at the government headquarters hospital and a private hospital. While one case was reported on Tuesday, the other two were hospitalised on Wednesday.