HEALTH MINISTER Ajay Vishnoi in the State Assembly on Wednesday there has been no casualty due to dengue or chikungunya in Madhya Pradesh in September and October.
In a written reply to Samajwadi Party MLA Dr Sunilam’s question, Vishnoi said 8,232 suspected patients of chikungunya and 95,753 patients of malaria were treated during the period but no patient of dengue was found.
He said there was no shortage of doctors or medicines in the State. He said blood serum samples of suspected patients have been sent to the National Institute of Communicable Diseases, Delhi, and the National Institute of Virology, Pune, for examination. Rapid diagnostic kits have been supplied to districts for quick diagnosis of the disease.
The Centre has also supplied Elisa kits for confirmation of dengue disease and they have been given to medical college hospitals of the State.