Elisa test must to confirm dengue cases: District administration
MYSURU: In line with Karnataka Private Medical Establishment (KPME) Act, the district health department will take stringent action against private hospitals, including their seizure, if they confirm dengue without doing the Elisa test. The district administration has formed Urban Task Force Committee to take up surveillance in urban and rural areas from June 10 to 30.
“Some private practitioners are creating panic among people. Without doing the Elisa test, which is mandatory to confirm dengue cases,they are declaring viral fever as suspected dengue, and in some cases, they even confirm it as dengue. Though there are 71 confirmed dengue cases in the district, including 42 in the city, there is no documented dengue death in the district this year. Patients of the confirmed cases have been discharged from hospitals. Some cases can also be treated without getting the patient hospitalized,” said D Randeep.
The DC was speaking after holding a meeting with officers from different departments like health, corporation, DDPI, women and child, and DDPU, to take stock of dengue and chikungunya cases in the district. Executive officers from all the seven taluks attended the meeting. The authorities have also identified four high-risk areas, including Mahadevapura Slum Board Colony and Shabirnagar in Hunsur.