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Doctors, public, BBMP, out of step as viral fevers rage

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As Bangaloreans are down with chikungunya and dengue, BBMP officials, private hospitals and citizens blame each other for the mosquito menace. This time, the situation is more widespread than before.

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Dr L T Gayathri, Chief Health Officer, BBMP, says hospitals are supposed to send blood samples to NIV. “If hospitals know the KMC Act, all of them have to send a report. Two to three years back we told them. Every year we can’t tell them. It’s their responsibility”, she says, adding that the numbers of chikungunya and dengue cases sent by hospitals are not considered unless the blood samples are sent to NIV. The BBMP’s data is from nursing homes, government hospitals and BBMP hospitals, she says.

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sanjayv's picture

an interesting attitude

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 Dr L T Gayathri, Chief Health Officer, BBMP, says hospitals are supposed to send blood samples to NIV. “If hospitals know the KMC Act, all of them have to send a report. Two to three years back we told them. Every year we can’t tell them. It’s their responsibility”, 

Sorry... what?  Isn't part of the chief health officer's role to enforce the relevant provisions of the KMC act?  How can she wash her hands off like this?

prabhu58's picture

When a patient with fever is

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When a patient with fever is admitted to hospital and it is tested as positive for Dengue ( by the hospital lab), the hospitals are giving the report ( in the prescribed form by the govt.) and the blood sample to the patients attendants , who have to personally deliver the samples to the Victoria hospital . This is causing lot of inconvenience to the public as they have to tkae care of patients as well as hand over the samples. Sometimes Victoria hospiatl staff are indicating that a second blood sample may be required to be brought for proper testing . The concerned authorities to take care of same and arrange for suitable co llection from the patients to reduce the burden on public.

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