STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: The authorities of Government Medical College (GMC), Jammu has clarified that no death has been reported due to dengue till date and all the cases related to dengue were successfully treated and managed in Government Medical College, Jammu and various hospital of Jammu division. In a handout issued here on Thursday, the authorities of GMC Jammu confirmed that a total of 217 cases of Dengue/ Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever have been reported from Jammu division since January 2019 as reported by State Epidemiologist. However, the authorities of Government Medical College, Jammu assured the general masses of Jammu province that there is an adequate preparedness regarding the management of dengue and dealing with an eventuality or outbreak if ever it occurs. Various steps in the form of creation of awareness regarding the preventive strategies to deal with dengue and dengue Haemorrhagic Fever in the form of public awareness lectures, interaction in the print and mass media have been done recently by various faculty members and doctors of GMC Jammu. In the recent meeting held under the chairmanship of Principal, Government Medical College, Jammu, various resolution were passed by issuing necessary directions to the Medical Superintendents of Government Medical College Hospitals, Jammu and approached the municipal authorities for fumigation spraying, cleaning of lanes and drains where ever necessary in the Jammu region. A team of doctors, paramedical staff, nursing staff has been constituted which shall deal with such cases under the supervision of Department of Medicine, a handout said. Similarly, an extra space has been identified to cater the anticipated rush of dengue patient if any. The HoD Microbiology, Govt. Medical College, Jammu to keep the ready stock of diagnostic kit well in advance to meet the requirement and also has been directed to project the requirement accordingly if any additionally. Thus, there is no outbreak of dengue as yet and adequate preparedness and infrastructure and diagnostic kits and drugs as well blood and blood pro tT (platelets) are available in Government Medical College, Jammu and all the hospitals , Jammu division to deal with dengue cases as reported by concerned Health authorities, a release said.
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