New Delhi : In the midst of the war with Corona (Coronavirus In Delhi), once again the number of patients in hospitals has started increasing in the capital Delhi. However, the reason for the increase in patients is not the covid-19 virus, but dengue and malaria. Delhi has controlled Corona, but the situation is continuously worsening due to Dengue and Malaria.
A record 139 dengue cases have been reported in the month of October. This is the reason why even the officers are sweating. Within a week, the highest number of dengue cases have been reported in 3 years. So far, a total of 480 dengue cases have been registered in Delhi.
Most cases settled in three years
Delhi has reported the highest number of dengue cases in three years. In the year 2020, where 316 cases were registered, in 2019 there were 467 cases, but this year only 480 cases have been registered till the middle of October. At the same time, patients are being admitted continuously in the hospitals.
Major reason for delay in monsoon
In fact, this year the monsoon in the capital is departing very late from its scheduled time. In such a situation, due to the delay in the departure of monsoon, it is neither too cold nor hot, so this season is very favorable for breeding of mosquitoes.
This week 14 cases of malaria and 6 cases of chikungunya were reported. A total of 127 cases of malaria have been registered this year, compared to 189 last year and 459 in 2019.
According to the Public Health Officer, people are constantly being warned about dengue and malaria. From not allowing water to collect in the houses, alerts are being made for cleanliness.
The North Delhi Municipal Corporation has reserved 145 beds for dengue patients in its big hospital Hindu Rao. At the same time, East Delhi Municipal Corporation has reserved 40 beds of its hospital Swami Dayanand. Along with this, East MCD has told that 47 cases of dengue, 15 cases of malaria have come so far.
The situation in hospitals is such that due to dengue, beds are also filling up. The situation in Max Patparganj alone is such that all the beds are full here. Not a single bed was empty here on Wednesday afternoon. Similarly, other hospitals of Fortis, Apollo and Max also have more dengue patients.
Increased platelets and blood demand
On the one hand, there is a shortage of beds in the hospital and on the other hand the demand for platelets and blood is also increasing rapidly. Somewhere, platelets are being sold for 10 and somewhere 15 thousand rupees.
According to the Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital in New Delhi, the demand for platelets has increased significantly, but the hospital said it is difficult to meet the demand of every patient.
At the same time, AIIMS Nursing Officer Mukesh Singhal said that due to dengue, there is a lot of demand for platelets in them too.