More dengue and malaria cases are seen by TS.
As it has begun to rain in some areas of the State, water stagnates in vacant spaces near homes, which contributes to the increase in instances.
HYDERABAD: Since the start of this year, the State has reported more than 500 dengue cases, with roughly 103 instances occurring in the previous month. One of the main factors contributing to the spread of these infections, according to specialists, is a lack of public understanding regarding dengue prevention.
According to G Amar Singh, Additional Director of the National Vector Borne Disease Control Program (NVBDCP), the State has already seen 100 cases of malaria since the year's beginning. "More dengue cases are being recorded from Hyderabad and Sangareddy, while more malaria cases are being reported from regions like Mulugu," he continued.
As it has begun to rain in some areas of the State, water stagnates in vacant spaces near homes, which contributes to the increase in instances. "The number of dengue cases has increased. Every day, 10 to 15 patients come to our OPD. According to Dr. Apoora Munigela, a consultant physician at AIG Hospitals, over half of them are complaining of dengue, and the other half of Covid-19. The majority of these patients come from low-income households that reside in unsanitary settings, she claimed.
Lack of awareness
Dr. Karuna Madapu, who filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) against the State government in 2019 to raise awareness about dengue prevention among citizens, said that according to World Health Organization guidelines, when a new dengue case occurs in an area, the entomology team should educate the people living there about prevention techniques.
As a result, nobody, even private businesses, educational institutions, and individuals, is aware of where breeding grounds are and how to clean them. "To raise awareness, Asha workers and ANMs go door to door. We often meet with sarpanches and health professionals in the village. Amar Singh stated that the government also runs programs.
Covid cases shoot up to 494
On Thursday, Telangana reported 494 Covid-19 cases. The State noted 434 cases on Wednesday. The State has seen more than 400 new infections for the third day in a row. Of the 494 new illnesses, 315 are from Hyderabad alone, 102 are from Sangareddy, and 31 are from the districts of Medchal and Malkajgiri. On Thursday, there were 126 recoveries, and 3,048 patients are still receiving therapy. On Thursday, as many as 28,865 samples were examined. We are anticipating the 517 results.