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UP: No leaves for doctors, paramedical staff at govt hospitals as dengue cases rise across state

UP: The order by the Director General (DG) of medical health office was issued in view of dengue outbreak and the upcoming festive season.

Edited By: Vani Mehrotra @vani_mehrotra New Delhi Updated on: October 20, 2022 10:29 IST
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Image Source : PTI As dengue cases rise, no leave for UP doctors

Highlights

  • Deputy Chief Minister Brajesh Pathak has asked health officials to set up dedicated desks
  • These desks will be set up to handle patients complaining of fever
  • Cases of fever should be attended to separately, an order to doctors stated

UP: In wake of the rising cases of dengue across several cities in Uttar Pradesh, the authorities have said leave of doctors and paramedical staff associated with government hospitals in the state should not be approved. 

The order by the Director General (DG) of the medical health office was issued in view of the dengue outbreak and the upcoming festive season. 

"Keeping in view dengue cases and upcoming festivals, leave to doctors and paramedical staff should not be allowed unless the circumstances are unavoidable," the letter by DG to chief medical officers, additional directors, and heads of all government hospitals read. 

Deputy Chief Minister Brajesh Pathak, who also holds the health portfolio, has asked health officials to set up dedicated desks to handle patients complaining of fever.

"Cases of fever should be attended to separately. Such patients should not be made to wait in long queues," he said.

The minister asked officials to facilitate easy registration and check-up for fever cases and provide such patients with seven to 15 days of medicines as per their need.

He also pointed out that the state is reporting the lesser number of dengue cases this year as compared to the last year.

"Hospitals have reserved beds for dengue cases. All measures should be taken to prevent the spread of the mosquito-borne disease," he directed.

Earlier, a high-level team from the Union Health Ministry was sent to Uttar Pradesh for instituting measures with regard to dengue management in Firozabad, Agra, and Etawah districts.

The Centre's team is collaborating with the state health authorities in instituting public health measures to check dengue cases.

(With inputs from IANS)

Also Read | Dengue cases on rise across Delhi, many cities in UP; October most vulnerable month

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