Madhya Pradesh has recorded more than 1,000 cases of dengue this year — a major cause of concern for the authorities.
Given the increase in dengue cases, the principal secretary health Pravir Krishn on Friday instructed the health officials of all 51 districts to collect information in their respective districts through integrated call centres and send daily reports to him so that a coordinated strategy could be adopted to the check dengue and actual position regarding its spread remains clear.
Joint director (vector diseases) Dr Mohan Singh, who attended the meeting, said the principal secretary gave these directions during the task force meeting of the health department. "He (Pravir Krishn) is concerned about the rise in dengue cases and has directed us to make all possible efforts to check its spread," he said.
With the surge in dengue cases, the authorities are worried that the situation should not get out of control. With every passing day more and more cases are being reported, while state administration claims that it was doing all that was possible to check the spread dengue.
However, sources in various districts told HT that the figure of actual dengue patients and casualties due to it could be higher than reported by the government, as many cases don’t get reported at all.
This year, Bhopal alone has reported over 350 cases, the highest in the last four years.