Hyderabad,Nov 2: The Chief Minister, Mr K Rosaiah, on Monday directed the officials of the Health Department to take all necessary action to control and contain dengue fever, which is sweeping across the State.The Chief Minister expressed anguish over the increasing number of cases of dengue in parts of the city and in various districts. On Monday he reviewed the availability of the required medicare in the identified 11 hospitals in the State. The Chief Minister wanted constant monitoring of the situation in the entire State, particularly in Hyderabad and the neighbouring districts.
The officials informed the Chief Minister that clear instructions have been issued to blood banks to supply the required platelets in minimum time. Mr Rosaiah desired that for all the admitted patients in Government hospitals in all the 11 places, platelets are supplied and treatment is done in a fool-proof manner. The 11 hospitals are the teaching hospitals viz. MGM Hospital, Warangal, RIMS, Adilabad, Gandhi Hospital, Osmania Hospital, Fever Hospital and Niloufer Hosptials, Hyderabad and the five district hospitals at Karimnagar, Janagaon, Khammam, Nalgonda and Mahaboobnagar.With the help of the Joint Director, Blood Safety, all blood banks are being regularly monitored.
The Chief Minister desired that District Collectors of Warangal, Hyderabad, Kurnool, Guntur and Krishna conduct regular blood donation camps to ensure more blood is available during this season.The Chief Minister, in particular, appealed to the youth and social workers to strengthen the hands of blood banks by donating blood voluntarily. The blood banks would in turn supply the required platelets and other components free of cost to all patients admitted in Government hospitals. Mr Rosaiah insisted that the department takes more effective steps in management of dengue and viral fevers by having special wards in all the required places.