Fear of Chandipura virus looms large

  • By TOI
  • | Tuesday | 10th July, 2018

During the meeting it was discussed that the number of suspected cases of Chandipura virus is likely to increase. As of now, there are enough medicines to treat patients that are admitted at SSG Hospital. Also, it was decided that no suspected or confirmed patient should be discharged as carrier till his or her treatment gets over. If the number of cases rise, we will arrange for more stock of drugs,” he added.All hospitals have been asked to appoint nodal persons for monitoring viral encephalitis cases related matters from the Department of Pediatrics. Vadodara: As water-borne diseases are raising their ugly head in the city, health officials on Monday teamed up to tackle the situation and carry out a review of the current situation.A meeting regarding the gastroenteritis cases that are surfacing in the city was held at the state-run SSG Hospital in presence of Dr B P Itare, regional deputy director and SSG’s medical superintendent R N Daveshwar with health officials from the Vadodara Municipal Corporation and Vadodara district panchayat.On Monday, itself seven more cases of gastritis and cholera were reported in the city.


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