Dengue scare in Mobor


 Mobor is hit by a dengue scare with around 4-5 people suffering from fever from the locality hospitalized in a Margao-based hospital since Monday.
While the private hospital is diagnosing the patients for suspected dengue, further confirmation is being awaited from the Directorate of Health Services, which has taken blood samples of the patients for testing. “We are keeping our fingers crossed for the moment. Only the testing conducted by the Health Services will confirm whether the patients are suffering from dengue or not,” informed Dr Martin of the Chinchinim Primary Health Centre.
Dr Sudesh, attached to the private hospital, who is attending to the patients, however, said that the patients are being diagnosed for dengue after the test conducted in the private hospital turned out positive. “The patients showed symptoms of dengue as they complained of fever, body ache etc. The Health Services have taken blood samples of the patients for further confirmation,” he told Herald on Tuesday evening.
The Chinchinim Primary Health Centre, which has jurisdiction over Cavelossim-Mobor, had carried out fogging of the locality as a precautionary measure. The health workers are also believed to have carried out screening of the locality.
Chinchinim Health Officer Dr Martin told Herald that the Health Services is monitoring the situation. “We had done fogging of the area in Mobor and have taken steps as per the recommendations of the National Institute of Virology,” he said, adding that no breeding site has been spotted in the locality by the health workers.
A local resident Rosario Fernandes told Herald at the private hospital that the authorities should ascertain the cause of death of a woman from Mobor in Hospicio Hospital on February 21. He demanded that the Health Services treat the matter seriously and take immediate measures in the locality. [H]