By Sohail Punjabi
Jammu: Government Tuesday said that 1837 dengue cases were reported across the state during 2013-14.
As many as 5896 suspected dengue cases were tested for the dengue fever. Out of which 1837 cases were confirmed positive during the year 2013-14, Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control Sham Lal Sharma said while replying to a question of NC Legislator Shenaz Ganai during question hour in Legislative Council today.
Sharma said out of the confirmed cases, three deaths have occurred.
He said that all the health institutions are being strengthened for the dengue treatment whereas district hospitals are being strengthened to take care of complicated cases.
The Minister further said that the department has made assessment of various preventive measures including Larvicidal operations in the form of “Temephos” instead of Iranaiannlar larvicide “Bioflash” to check the menace of the disease.
He further said that in future in addition to the Department of Microbiology Government Medical College, Jammu, diagnostic facilities are being established in district hospitals of Kathua, Samba, Government Hospital, Gandhinagar and Sarwal.
Sharma said that facilities to carry out ELISA test would be provided in every district hospital of the state to check the dengue and treat accordingly.