Published On : Tue, Oct 21st, 2014

Special Cell established at Central and Zonal levels to monitor Dengue

Registrations of two hospitals cancelled for not providing information on Dengue patients

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Nagpur: With the cases of Dengue and Dengue fever rising, there exists a panic like situation among the citizens of Nagpur city. Taking serious cognizance of the rising cases of Dengue, Mayor of Nagpur City Praveen Datke held a meeting of all the officials of the Health Department at the Central Office on October 21, 2014.

The meeting was attended by Deputy Commissioner Sanjay Kakde, Deputy Director (Health) Dr Milind Ganvir, Health Officer Dr Savita Meshram and their officials. Nagpur Municipal Corporation Administration is serious about preventing the spread of Dengue. They have also taken serious pro-active steps to control and prevent the disease from spreading. In the first phase, on the basis of the directives issued by Mayor Praveen Datke, a Special Cell has been established in the Central and Zonal levels. This cell will be responsible to inspect the houses of those patients suffering from Dengue, visit house to house and inspect and collect data of those suffering from fever and other ailment, collect blood samples and create mass awareness among the citizens about Dengue. The telephone numbers of all the officials of Central and Zonal level Special Dengue Cells who can be contacted in case of Dengue are as follows

Central Cell
Official’s Name                      Position                            Mobile No
Dr S S Shende                        Medical Officer               9823010136
                                             (Communicable Diseases)
Dr Jaishree Thote                Filariasis Officer              8600167836

Dr Sudhir Fating                  Filariasis Officer              9923438060

Laxminagar Zone No 1
Dr Mohammed Kwaza          Medical Officer               9421803789

Mahesh Bokare                   Divisional Officer             9823245672

Omprakash                          Filariasis Inspector          9823313127

Dharampeth Zone No 2
Dr Meenakshi Singh          Medical Officer                   9423627638

D P Tembekar                     Zonal Officer                       9823245671

Apart from this a mobile hospital too has been started. This mobile unit will reach the address where Dengue patients live and the Medical Officers will diagnosis and will start treatment immediately. If need arises, blood samples will be collected and sent for further analysis.

Since the Dengue patients often need blood, plasma, platelets etc for treatment, a Self-Help Group Voluntary Blood Bank has come forward to supply these at cheap rates. This will also be available to all those who fall below poverty line.