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Covid sufferers in Noida now battle dengue, malaria – Home Health Choices

NOIDA: Even as GB Nagar sees the Covid-19 pandemic tighten its grip, sufferers contaminated with the novel coronavirus at the moment are dealing with threats from dengue and malaria as properly.

In what could possibly be an early pattern, 5 Covid sufferers admitted within the Sharda Covid hospital (an L3 designated facility) are detected with suspected dengue infection. Another 10-year-old baby within the hospital has been confirmed to have malaria. The baby is in comorbid situation with renal failure and was referred from Yashoda Hospital on Sunday.

“We have five Covid patients who are suspected to have dengue. We have sent a letter to the CMO with the slides of the patients to be tested and declared for dengue accordingly,” mentioned Dr Ajit Kumar, spokesperson of Sharda Hospital.

Dr Amit Vij, head of pediatric ICU, on the hospital mentioned that the 10-year-old is being handled for malaria and Covid-19. “The child suffers from renal failure and is a Covid-19 patient. He has also tested positive for malaria,” he mentioned.

The Yatharth Hospital, a non-Covid facility, current in Noida and Greater Noida have additionally reported two suspected dengue circumstances and eight confirmed circumstances of malaria.

“Compared to last year when nearly 50 beds were occupied by dengue and malaria patients, this time we have about two suspected cases of dengue and eight confirmed cases of malaria in our non-Covid branches. None of our Covid patients in the Noida Extension branch have the two disease so far,” mentioned Dr Sunil Kumar, medical superintendent of Yatharth hospital in Noida.

As towards 40 circumstances of dengue and 424 circumstances of malaria final 12 months , the district has recorded solely 9 circumstances of malaria and no circumstances of dengue thus far.

Even although, the non-public Covid hospitals are awaiting affirmation of dengue circumstances reported from their centres, the district well being division has come out with an advisory on Monday associated to the vector-borne illnesses directing all non-public hospitals to tell the Government District Hospital at sector 30, Noida about sufferers with dengue and malaria signs at their centres, in keeping with the rules laid down within the Epidemic Diseases Act.

The CMO has additionally issued directions that strict compliance of National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP) should be adopted with regard to any information launch on the illnesses. “All Covid positive patients at private hospitals who are infected with any of the vector-borne disease should be treated according to the guidelines, including use of mosquito nets and in a separate area of the hospital so as to prevent spread of infection. Also, only the CMO and the district magistrate is authorised to declare the number of cases of dengue and malaria,” mentioned Dr Deepak Ohri, CMO, GB Nagar.

The district malaria officer (DMO) Dr Rajesh Sharma mentioned that the variety of dengue and malaria circumstances are much less thus far. “The numbers are far less than last year mostly because of the pandemic and fear of infection among the people,” he added.

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