Doctors on Strike While Kerala is on rise of Dengue Fever

Published on: 03 Jun, 2013
Published under: Kerala Health News

1 June 2013

Dengue Fever in Kerala is one great rise all the government hospital are full with the patients affected by Dengue Fever. Functioning of state run hospitals and Public Health Centres in Kerala was badly hit on Saturday following the strike by a section of government doctors to protest against alleged political interference in hospital matters.

Kerala government Medical Officers Association president O S Syam Sundar said their demand was to revoke transfer of the Cherthala Taluk Hospital Superintendent, an action which amounted to ‘political intervention’ and cannot be justified.

According to available data, the worst dengue-affected districts are Thiruvananathapuram and Kottayam. As per the numbers of the Integrated Diseases Surveillance Project, Saturday itself, 11,094 in-patients suffering from fever in various hospitals across the state.

Most of the hospitals in Kottayam district, both in public and private sectors, are flooded with people suffering from fever and the blood banks are finding it difficult to cope with the rising demand for blood platelets.


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