Gadchiroli Aug. 27 (District correspondent) Dengue disease can definitely be overcome if people use the trinity of preventive measures along with proper diet, rest and hygiene and timely medication without panicking, said District Health Officer Dr. Dawal Salwe in a public appeal. He has called upon to everyone to be vigilant to prevent dengue infection and spread during rainy days.
Dengue is a parasitic disease and is spread by viruses called Aedes aegypti mosquito. This mosquito bites mainly during the day. This mosquito is born in clean water. Therefore, everyone should take care that water does not accumulate in the pots, coolers, empty tires, behind the fridge, on the roof of the house for more than 7 days.
Fever survey is being conducted in villages through health workers for the prevention of dengue disease. Also in the pest survey, contaminated containers found in the house were emptied. Also, timely treatment of fever patients and timely referral services are being provided to patients with serious illnesses. Smoke spraying, disinfection of drinking water is being done by Gram Panchayats, he has informed.
The Chief Executive Officer Ayushi Singh is periodically reviewing the health services and guiding the administrative officers to take timely measures as it is the rainy season. It has been suggested that other departments should coordinate with the health department and try to control dengue malaria in the district. Recently, Dr. Salwe visited Moyabinpetha, a remote primary health centre in Sironcha taluka and reviewed the health issues.
Sudden onset of fever, severe headache, pain in the groin, joint pain, body aches, body rash, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, vomiting, occasional vomiting of blood, dry mouth, bleeding from the nose, gums, blood mixed with black, diarrhoea are some of the symptoms of dengue fever, it has been informed.
If anybody have the above symptoms, they should immediately go to the district general hospital and nearest primary health centre for a free blood test and take medication. Also, citizens should observe a dry day once a week to avoid diseases. Every week, empty the water containers in the house and clean, wipe and dry them. Do not store useless things like old tires, coconut shells, plastic objects, broken bottles that can collect water around the house, water stored in vases, coolers, fridges in the house should be cleaned every 2 to 3 days, it has been instructed by the DHO.