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Puducherry: With flu fever increasing in Puducherry, 500 to 600 children come to Rajiv Gandhi Women’s and Children’s Hospital for flu treatment every day, Director of Health Sriramalu said.
Viral fever (flu) is spreading rapidly in Puducherry due to climate change. Everyone from children to the elderly are affected by this fever. Children are especially vulnerable to colds, coughs and fevers. Due to this, the number of people coming for treatment in government and private hospitals is increasing.
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In particular, all the beds in the pediatric ward at the Rajiv Gandhi Government Hospital for Women and Children are full. The health department is taking various measures to prevent this viral fever. Special flu treatment units are organized in hospitals and run 24 hours a day. In Puducherry, classes 1 to 8 schools have been closed till the 25th due to the rise in fever.
In this case, 192 children were admitted to Rajiv Gandhi Women’s and Children’s Hospital on a single day yesterday with high fever. Puducherry Health Department Director Dr. Sriramulu told the press today: “Virus fever has been spreading in Puducherry for the last 10 days. Children and adults come to the hospital with fever. In particular, 500 to 600 children visit the outpatient department of Rajiv Gandhi Children’s Hospital per day and 40 to 50 per day in the outpatient department of the Government General Hospital. Thus we have started a separate fever center and fever treatment unit in each hospital.
Rajiv Gandhi Children’s Hospital has 120 beds. Yesterday, 192 children were admitted to the inpatient treatment unit. Thus we have taken steps to increase the number of beds. Likewise, 12 people have been admitted to the Government General Hospital. It looks like a normal viral flu.
However, we have procured enough test kits to check for Swine Blue, (Swine Flu), Influenza, Malaria, Chikungunya, Dengue. Experiments are being conducted at Jibmar and Indira Gandhi Government Medical Colleges. The results of this test will be known from the 19th,” he said.