In a bid to combat the rising dengue fever, government mounted a “Platelet Separator Machine” at the General Hospital in Gurgaon on Thursday. Using the machine, patients will be able to obtain packed platelets for Rs. 8, 500 each packet.
The platelets will be given in exchange of blood from donor that the patient who buys the platelets packet has to get.
Private hospitals generally charge Rs. 15, 000 to 20, 000 for a packet of platelets – lot more than what the government hospitals will be giving at.
Praveen Garg as part of Department of Health Department, Haryana carried out a survey of many regions of Gurgaon district, and the outcomes disclosed that Adeles mosquito larvae was observed in massive amounts in and around the villages of Gurgaon, Wazirabad, and even in some places of Manesar and Basai region as well.
The discovery of the larvae has prompted the Gurgaon district administration to issue a public advisory, asking people to adopt precautions to stop dengue, thereby not permitting the larvae of the Aedes mosquito to get a favorable environment for breeding.
T.L Satyaprakash, who is the Deputy Commissioner after receiving the quick action team’s report, requested private schools to work together with health authorities and give them permission of admittance inside school premises whenever the team visits.
He also advocated the public to constantly check their coolers and make sure that the latter are dried in no less than once a week.
As reported by TNN, he said albeit steps are being adopted to terminate the larva, “people need to be vigilant,” adding that Gurgaon district has until now received 47 reports of dengue.
Explaining the larvae spreads the disease, Satyaprakash said that female Aedes mosquito, which breeds in pure water stays active during the day while female Anopheles mosquito, which breeds in impure water stays active during the night. For the larvae to develop into a full-grown mosquito, seven days are required.
In the same TNN reported, he further requested the public to adopt ways to stop gathering of water both in their homes and offices, stressing that “it’s everybody’s responsibility to be aware of the causes of the disease and to educate others.”
Lately, a young 16-year boy, who lived in Farukhnagar around Gurgaon, succumbed to dengue fever and lost his life two days before at a private hospital.
Alongside, more than 150 mosquito-borne cases in patients are awaiting test reports.
According to reports, 277 dengue cases have been reported until August 14 of this year. Of these 277, 220 were reported in the first couple of weeks of August, only. Two people have lost their lives to the disease.