The viral diseases are making havoc in the season of weather change in Lucknow. According to reports, over 400 patients, including 40 children, are affected, admitted in various government hospitals of Uttar Pradesh's capital city. It reports from the OPD section, 20 percent of the patients have come complaining of fever, cold and congestion.
While doctors term these cases as seasonal flu due to changing weather conditions, there is panic among the patients who fear that this may be the starting of the third wave of the Covid pandemic. Also, there are instructions in the hospitals to not take patients in the OPD section without conducting a Covid antigen test.
As per the hospitals, the number of viral patients has increased by about 15 percent in the last week. In the third week of August, the number of fever victims was about 5 percent. Hospitals like Balrampur Hospital, Civil Hospital and Lohia Institute have seen a surge in recent viral cases. More than 300 patients have come to OPD with fever problems. In Mahanagar Bhaurao Deoras, Rani Laxmibai, Lokbandhu, Ram Sagar Mishra and Community Health Centres, the number of fever victims has been increasing continuously. In the paediatrics department, 12 children suffering from fever have been admitted. Of these, seven are from Lucknow.