The COVID-19 cases in Hyderabad are spiking up much like the other states but with the rise in positive cases, the city is also struggling with the increasing number of Dengue cases. Over the past couple of months, the number of dengue cases have also increased drastically in Hyderabad.
Hyderabad has reported 4 cases of the mosquito-borne disease in April, 9 in May, and 14 in June.
The Greater Hyderabad Municipal corporation (GHMC) noticed the rise in Dengue cases when private hospitals began insisting on a dengue test along with COVID-19 screening. Several tests have already been done this month the results of which are awaited by the hospitals.
Additionally, GHMC has planned a standard operating procedure(SoP) and all set to conduct fever surveys in about 80-100 households at locations where the dengue cases were reported. This process will take four to five hours for every positive case.
A GHMC official told Deccan Chronicle, “Only God can save the city now. Though we have prepared an SoP, deploying eight teams consisting of 16 members, it will hardly make any difference since dengue tests have to be conducted by the health department”.
Moreover, the authorities have also been instructed to spray insecticide in the localities even if the mosquitoes are not spotted to check the possible dengue cases.
The sanitisation team will further inspect all the areas where the dengue mosquitoes can develop.
Meanwhile, Telangana witnessed nearly 2,000 cases of positive COVID-19 patients. On Wednesday, a total of 1,924 people tested positive for the novel disease. The state officials conducted 6,363 tests. Out of these, 4,439 people tested negative while others tested positive. Telangana witnessed 11 deaths, which has taken the toll to 324.