Different teams of the ministry have become active. Genome sequencing is being done on the lines of the corona epidemic of patients with fever so that its cause and the arrival of any new type of virus can be detected in time.
The number of infected people going up and down in the country every day has raised the risk of the third wave of the corona epidemic. To prevent this, emphasis is being laid on expediting corona vaccination in the country, but before this, a serious challenge has arisen in front of hospitals across the country. This challenge is a manifold increase in the number of patients with fever in hospitals from Kerala to Uttar Pradesh, the effects of which are being found everywhere.
In fact, due to the spread of the Nipah virus in Kerala, dengue in Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra, viral in Delhi, and malaria in Bihar, the number of patients with fever is increasing rapidly and there is a crisis of beds in hospitals.
According to the Union Health Ministry, up to 95 percent of hospital beds are already full in some states. Of these, 60 to 70 percent of patients are infected with fever or viral.
Dr. Randeep Guleria, Director of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi said that the number of patients with fever has increased. Influenza infection is being seen especially in children. Bacterial infections such as scrub typhus and leptospirosis can also prove fatal in children with weakened immunity.
Already given warning
Warnings had already been given to worsen the situation due to fever. NITI Aayog member Dr. VK Paul had said in the press conference that most of the cases of fever are being seen due to mosquito-borne diseases. Now the situation has become such in front of us that apart from corona, we have to be ready to fight against these diseases as well.
D-2 strain of dengue is behind the mysterious fever in UP
Dr. Pragya Yadav, Scientist of National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune said that in genome sequencing of patients of mysterious fever spread in some districts of Uttar Pradesh, we have found D-2 strain of Dengue virus, which is quite lethal.
Apart from Maharashtra and UP, some samples have also been called from Delhi, because their people are getting complaints of cough and phlegm persisting for a long time after viral fever.
At the same time, the level of fever is also getting more than 102 degrees in many patients. Dr. Yadav told that fever can be due to many reasons. Such a symptom is also found in corona, but it is very important to know the exact cause of fever. Only then can timely treatment be given.
Lack of blood in Maharashtra
Apart from Corona, there has been a shortage of blood in the blood banks of hospitals in Maharashtra due to dengue. The situation is such that Tata Hospital in Mumbai has to appeal to people for blood donation on social media. According to the hospital, the demand for blood was high before several months, but now this crisis has deepened because corona vaccination is also the reason.
Delhi AIIMS is full of patients
States are claiming adequate preparedness to deal with the new wave of the corona, but hospitals everywhere are 80 to 90 percent full. As a result, patients from many states including UP, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan are being referred to AIIMS Delhi.
According to the AIIMS management, they now have more patients than their capacity. Therefore new patients are being sent to Safdarjung Hospital. But the Safdarjung Hospital management has also told the situation of Housefull in many important departments including medicine.
Will not be able to bear the weight of the new wave
Dr. Girdhar Giani, Director General, Private Healthcare Providers (AHPI) says that this time is surrounded by a lot of challenges for big government and private hospitals across the country. Different types of fever have been affected so much that if there is a new wave of corona now, the hospitals will not be able to bear its burden. The situation is worse especially in the hospitals of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, where the number of patients is very high.