Panaji: The Directorate of Health Services has said that there have been 141 confirmed dengue cases, while three suspected deaths due to the illness this year till August.
The National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP) deputy director Dr Anant Palekar has issued a press statement with regards to rising dengue cases in the State.
“The department is very much concerned of the rising dengue case in different parts of Goa. In this regard all the Peripheral Health Facilities are well equipped, to initiate the control and preventive measures to restrict dengue virus transmission,” Palekar said.
“Dengue is a notifiable disease, the nearest health facilities need to informed about any suspected dengue case so that early control and preventive measures are initiated,” doctor said.
He said that all the PHC/CHC/UHC are closely monitoring the vector breeding sites on day to day basis and taking immediate measures for the elimination of potential breeding sites.
Antilarval measures like spraying of chemicals and anti adult measures like fogging to knock down the infected adult mosquitoes are being regularly carried out in areas reporting suspected dengue cases on daily basis. School complexes in various parts of Goa are being regularly fumigated, as precautionary measures for prevention of any dengue upsurge.
In case of any febrile illness, it is always suggested to follow medical advice and prevent any self-medication. It is also suggested to take personal protective measures to prevent man mosquito contact by use of mosquito repellants, creams, coils etc. People are advised to follow safe water storage practices and to regularly clean any incidental water collection.