The central government issued an alert to the states regarding the increasing cases of dengue. The Andhra Pradesh Medical Health Department has decided to send the samples to the NIV (National Institute of Virology) laboratory in Pune. Director of Public Health Dr. Geeta Prasadini has issued instructions in this regard to all the districts. In AP, Visakhapatnam and Guntur districts have the highest number of dengue cases.
According to a study by the Health Department, in the last 37 weeks, more than 2,000 dengue cases have been reported in our state. Earlier, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare had sent an advisory to 11 states, including Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, stating that dengue virus has developed a new strain - serotype II and recommended that measures be taken to control the outbreak. Necessary precautionary measures should be taken. It has asked states to stock adequate testing kits and medicines. It also advised him to campaign against mosquitoes on a war footing as dengue cases are on the rise.
On rising dengue cases, a division bench of Telangana High Court headed by Acting Chief Justice MS Ramachandra Rao and Justice T Vinod Kumar on Tuesday pronounced the verdict on a PIL regarding rising seasonal diseases in the state. The officials were asked to work seriously for the eradication of dengue and tackle the menace of dengue with a concrete action plan.