No dengue cases reported in Nagaland
Diampur, Sep. 7 (EMN): Medical officers have said there are no report of dengue cases in the Nagaland of late, even as the outbreak of the vector-borne disease in Firozabad and other districts of Uttar Pradesh has claimed more than 50 lives, mostly children.
It is reported that Chief Minister of UP Yogi Adityanath has asked the officials to improve surveillance in the districts that are battling the outbreak of dengue and viral fever.
A staff at Naga Hospital Authority Kohima (NHAK) told Eastern Mirror that no cases of dengue have been reported at the healthcare facility as of now.
Medical doctors at Zion Hospital and Research Centre and Eden Medical Centre, both in Dimapur, said that they have not detected dengue and malaria cases in the hospitals.
However, the medical superintendent of District Hospital Dimapur, Dr. Khrielasanou Kaurinta said that the healthcare facility had not done any test for dengue as it started admitting non-Covid patient only on Tuesday, September 7.
Chief Medical Officer of Wokha Dr. CW Tungoe, District Surveillance Officer of Mon Dr. Lolekhol and Medical Superintendent of Longleng told this newspaper that no cases of dengue have been detected in Wokha, Longleng and Mon respectively.
Dr. CW Tungoe however said that people were reluctant to come to hospitals due to the Covid-19 situation.