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Zika virus: Tight administration to deal with Zika infection

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Zika virus: Tight administration to deal with Zika infection

Highlights

  • Zika virus infection continues in Kanpur, new cases are being found
  • So far 123 people have been victimized by Zika infection
  • 500 surveillance teams formed to deal with infection, helpline numbers released

Kanpur/Lucknow
Cases of Zika virus infection are constantly coming to the fore. At the same time, now a special program has been prepared to prevent infection at the government and administrative level. New cases are continuously coming up in Kanpur. However, now the number of patients recovering after beating the infection has also started increasing. At the same time, special wards will be made in eight hospitals for Zika virus patients in Lucknow.

After getting Zika positive patients, it has been decided to create a containment zone within a radius of 400 meters around the houses. 500 surveillance teams have been formed and helpline number 0522-4523000 has been issued. It has been decided to make special wards of ten beds each for patients suffering from Zika virus in eight hospitals of Lucknow. With this, two beds each will be reserved in 19 CHCs as well. In a meeting held on Saturday in the Smart City Auditorium to control the Zika virus, DM Abhishek Prakash also directed to create a Zika Containment Zone within 400 meters of the patients’ homes.

There will be house-to-house examination of pregnant women
The DM said that 100 surveillance teams have been set up for the Zika containment zone. On the lines of Kovid, these teams will go door-to-door to check pregnant women and people with symptoms from 8 am to 4:30 pm. Along with this, barricading will also be installed outside the patients’ homes. In the Zika Containment Zone, fogging and anti-larva spraying will be done daily from 6 am to 8 am and 4 pm to 6 pm.

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home isolation system
The DM said that patients infected with Zika virus will be kept in isolation. For this, home isolation system will be implemented like Kovid. At present, out of three patients of Zika virus, two patients are in home isolation. At the same time, one patient is admitted in the hospital.

Anti larva will be sprayed in the morning and evening
The DM informed that RRT teams will be formed on the lines of Kovid to prevent the infection of Zika virus. Every CHC will have at least one team. At the same time, 500 super surveillance teams will be formed. 25 teams will be deployed at each CHC.

List of people coming from outside in Cantt
To prevent the infection of Zika virus, a list of those coming from outside has been sought from the Army Commander Center in the Cantt area, so that they can be monitored. Apart from this, monitoring has also been started at railways, bus stations and airports. Two ACMs have been deployed at the airport.

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Helpline number released in view of increasing cases of Zika virus

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