Private hospitals directed to inform NMC about dengue patients or face registration cancelled

Nagpur: Alarmed over the scary dengue situation, the Acting Municipal Commissioner Hemant Pawar has put his foot down and warned the private clinics and hospitals of strictest action. The private clinics and hospitals were found taking undue advantage of the atmosphere and fleecing patients by “diagnosing” them with dengue disease. Pawar has directed the NMC officials to cancel registrations of those  hospitals which fail to inform Nagpur Municipal Corporation about suspected dengue cases in time. Pawar issued the directions in a meeting held to review the dengue situation in the city. The meeting was held at Chhatrapati Shivaji Hall of NMC’s New Administrative Building in Civil Lines on Tuesday.

At the outset, the Acting Municipal Commissioner Hemant Pawar reviewed the dengue preventive measures and number of patients zone wise. He directed the official to concentrate their focus on dengue affected areas and also create awareness on preventive measures to curb the spread of the disease. The officials should carry out house-to-house visits and get rid of scary atmosphere prevailing among citizens, said Pawar.

The review meeting was attended among others by Deputy Commissioner Sanjay Kakde, Deputy Director (Health) Dr Milind Ganvir, Medical Officer (Sanitation) Dr Ashok Urkude, Malaria and Fileria Officer Jayashree Thote, Zonal Officers of all ten Zones and others.

The meeting was told that till now, 202378 houses were searched as preventive measure and a large proportion of Aedes mosquito larva, responsible for dengue disease, was destroyed by NMC teams in all the zones. Other preventive measures were also initiated to curb the spread of disease.