According to Health Department, as many as 4,088 samples were sent for the dengue test, out of which 197 samples tested positive for the misquote-bore disease. “One hundred and ninety-seven dengue cases have been reported in the State so far. Of the total, Malkangiri district has reported maximum positive cases. However, no dengue causalities have been reported so far,” informed Public Health Director Dr Niranjan Mishra.
All the hospitals in the State have been directed to open special dengue wards, Dr Mishra said.
Meanwhile, the Health Department has asked all the Collectors and Commissioners of all five municipal corporations to remain vigilant over rising dengue cases.
In a letter to all the top officials, the Health Department asked them to ensure adequate availability of drugs, logistics and blood & blood products for the management of cases.
Besides, the Health Department asked the officials to carry out intensive sources reduction activities to minimize the transmission of the risk of dengue.
The officials also asked to ensure the provision of tests, treatment and timely referral facilities to avoid deaths.