The Telegraph
Friday, December 15, 2017
 

6 dengue cases in Ri Bhoi

First published on 30-Nov-2017

Shillong: At least six cases of dengue have been reported from Meghalaya's Ri Bhoi district along the state's border with Assam.

This was revealed after chief minister Mukul Sangma on Wednesday put up a report he had received from the district medical and health officer of Ri Bhoi on his twitter handle.

On November 22, a person had tweeted to Mukul that dengue has spread in Byrnihat, nearly 90km from here, along the Shillong-Guwahati Road, adding there is only one OPD centre in the district which is conducting dengue tests.

Mukul assured the individual on Twitter, saying: "Please don't worry, we are putting our best efforts to handle the situation."

Mukul said according to the report, there were six confirmed dengue cases. Of these, five were in Khanapara and one in Amjok village under Byrnihat primary health centre.

These cases were tested in different laboratories in Assam.

Besides, there were nine other suspected dengue cases from Borbhuin village, which is near Amjok. These were suspected cases tested by using the rapid diagnostic test (RDT).

All these cases were detected in October and this month.

The report stated that awareness programmes are being held on how to contain dengue-carrying Aedes aegypti mosquitoes.

It also noted that the Elisa test was available only at the North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS) and Shillong civil hospital.

At Nongpoh, construction of Sentinel Surveillance Hospital is under way.


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