NDRF carrying out door-to door health checkup in Patna

07 Oct 2019 11:33 AM

NDRF carrying out door-to door health checkup in Patna

Updated 07 Oct 2019 11:33 AM

In Patna, where thousands of people are still living in inundated areas even eight days after rains have stopped, fighting dengue has become a major challenge. It is more than a fear, as hundreds of waterlogged victims confined in their homes are reportedly suffering from mild to high fever.

Health officials said that waterlogging helps vector-borne diseases increase due to fast mosquito breeding.

What is disturbing is not only the spread of dengue waterlogged areas, but also reports of other illnesses like chikungunya, diarrhoea and stomach upset.

Patna District Magistrate Kumar Ravi said there is danger of the outbreak of epidemics due to filth, dumped garbage and stagnant water in many areas.

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