Dengue has started spreading in various parts of Tripura. Dengue outbreak has occurred in several areas including Dhanpur of Sipahijla district.
It is reported that the number of infected has exceeded 100.
Panic of Dengue has spread in the entire southern district including Bilonia. Blood samples are being tested for arrivals from Bangladesh at Bilonia Muhuri land port.
The blood of those coming from Bangladesh is also being tested at Srimantpur border of Sonamura subdivision.
However, it is reported that the test has not started in Agartala ICP. Not only that, the government has not yet established any surveillance in the border areas of Bangladesh.
South Tripura District Chief Medical Officer Subrata Das said that there are basically two tests to detect dengue. If a patient is dengue positive, the patient’s blood sample is again sent to Agartala GBP Hospital. If the report become positive, patient is diagnosed as dengue. Not otherwise.
He said that the district hospital, sub-divisional hospital, rural hospital and 28 and 147 sub-centres of the southern district have initially free dengue testing.
He also acknowledges the problem of sufficient testing kit .
The CMO said dengue has a huge impact in Bangladesh. Therefore, the work of dengue testing of passengers arriving from Bangladesh at Bilonia Muhuri land port has started from Monday.
He said that no dengue infected patient has been found in southern district including Bilonia. However, according to the private sources, there are several dengue patients in Bilonia. Every affected patient is being treated at home by private doctors instead on government health services.
Meanwhile, the CMO said in an interview on Monday that the Southern District Health Department has declared as ‘Friday is dry day’ to deal with dengue.
He said Asha workers will go door to door every Friday in the southern district and clean the accumulated water in different places in each house.
He said the origin of dengue malaria is water accumulated in different places of the house.
On the other hand, there have been allegations that some private pathologies in the subdivision are cutting people’s pockets in the name of dengue diagnosis.