Bhopal: After UP, dengue has started devising havoc in Madhya Pradesh as well. Not only dengue but also seasonal diseases like chikungunya, cold, viral diseases are on the rise. Let me tell you that the number of patients in Bhopal District Hospital alone has increased by 30 percent in a week. Not only that, but the situation in Jabalpur is also alarming. Recently, Medical Education Minister Vishwas Sarang has said, "There is no problem. We have a complete action plan to deal with seasonal diseases like dengue chikungunya.''
Let me tell you that five junior doctors of Gandhi Medical College also succumbed to dengue in MP last Thursday. 19 other MBBS and PG students also have fever. Last Thursday, 11 patients were positive for dengue and 4 from Chikungunya in the city. With this, about 100 dengue cases, 27 chikungunya, and 22 malaria cases have been reported in Bhopal so far this season. On average, 1400 people used to come to OPD a week ago at Jayaprakash Government Hospital here, but now the number has crossed 19,000. The increase of 20 to 30 percent in the last 1 week is said to be alarming.
Talking about Jabalpur, the situation here is worse than dengue. More than 173 dengue cases have been reported so far this season and people are suffering due to a shortage of SDP kits due to dengue. On the other hand, Dr. Sanjay Mishra, Regional Director, Department of Health says, "Instructions have been issued that all blood banks will submit a report to CMHO daily.''