Yogi Adityanath summons health officials over dengue cases


Lucknow: As dengue cases have been increasingly reported in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday chaired a meeting to address the issue.

He asked officials to conduct field visits and ensure timely implementation of measures to contain the spread of the vector-borne disease. The chief minister also instructed health officials to intensify surveillance in the affected areas.

“All municipal corporations and local bodies in the state should conduct special cleaning, fogging and anti-larvae spraying campaigns,” he said.

Also directing the officials to ensure availability of doctors and medicines at all times, the Chief Minister said that all patients should be given proper medical attention while being admitted to hospitals.

Earlier on October 26, the chief minister had advised health officials to take extra precautions amid rising dengue cases. The chief minister also issued instructions to open isolation wards in each district hospital and ensure availability of medicines and other necessary provisions like beds.

Besides issuing instructions to health officials to be proactive in their dengue prevention efforts, the chief minister also advised citizens to be vigilant and take necessary precautions to avoid contracting the vector-borne disease.

Dengue cases have been on the rise across the state in the recent past, with unconfirmed reports putting the toll in Prayagraj district at over 36. However, none of the affected government agencies had made available data on the number of deaths from dengue.

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