Bihar has sounded a state of high alert with the dengue menace getting out of hand, CNN IBN reported. Over eighteen people have lost their lives so far due to the outbreak. The Bihar government claims to be dealing with the menace on a war footing, according to the report.
According to the report, over 300 people suffering from the illness have been admitted in government hospitals. Taking into account the admissions in private hospitals, over a thousand dengue patients are under care in medical establishments.
As one relative of a patient who succumbed to the disease claimed, the doctors don’t seem to be equipped to tackle the menace and there is a lack of awareness in the administration.
Moreover, the report claims, that this year the civic administration did not fog city hubs properly, making such places an ideal breeding ground for mosquitoes. In Patna, only three blood banks have proper blood platelets.
“A control room has been set up in Patna to keep a close watch on the situation. Health officials have been directed to take preventive measures and provide proper treatment to dengue patients,” Health Minister Ashwani Kumar Choubey had said earlier.