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Dengue: Jammu city administration claims it is prepared to tackle any emergency situation
Till today five cases of Dengue have been detected by Government Medical College and Hospital in Jammu. The Superintendent of the hospital, Dr Rao Rattan Pal Sharma said that the dengue patients are being treated with other patients and there was no need of specialized treatment to be given to them.
When he was asked about setting up of separate ward for the dengue patients, he said dengue happens because of the mosquito bite and there is no other way of transmission of the virus from infected persons to healthy persons.

He said that people are advised to visit doctors, in case they feel any kind of problem related to fever. He said that Dengue test is available free of cost at the Jammu medical college.

The Director, Health Services, Jammu, Dr Baljeet Singh Pathania said that six teams have been formed for fumigation in the city and so far fumigation is done in half of the city.

He said that his department is ready to meet out any emergency, if arises as most of the staff members including doctors and para-medical staff have been trained to tackle the situation.

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