FOUR SPECIAL DENGUE DIAGNOSTIC AND PREVENTION
CAMPS IN FOUR ZONES OF DELHI WILL BE ORGANISED FROM 31ST
ESI Corporation Dr. Ajay Dua disclosed today in New Delhi that
four special dengue diagnostic and prevention camps will be organized
in four zones of Delhi starting from 31st October,
03. Each camp will last for two days and will be open to the general
public besides the registered ESI beneficiaries. Dr. Ajay Dua
was addressing a press conference on arrangements for dengue control
in Delhi through ESIC Hospitals and Dispensaries. He also said
That about 825 suspected cases were referred to 4 ESI hospitals
by the 33 ESI dispensaries located in Delhi area over the last
five weeks. About 200 cases were found dengue positive, out of
which 40 cases were of serious nature. However, all referred cases
were managed professionally and not a single death was reported
from any of the four ESI hospitals.
General also stated that for immediate detection and treatment
of dengue cases, the ESI scheme in Delhi area has taken the following
All ESI hospitals
and dispensaries have been declared as dengue diagnostic centers
and a nodal officer has been identified in each of the medical
establishments for coordination purposes. Public awareness lectures
are being organized on a regular basis by all the four ESI hospitals.
All the ESI hospitals in Delhi have been provided with special
dengue diagnostic kits each costing Rs. 11,500/-.
In order to create
awareness among the Delhi citizens in general and among 22 lakh
ESI beneficiaries in particular ESIC is organizing four special
dengue diagnostic and prevention camps in four zones of Delhi
viz. Peeragarhi (31.10.03 – 01.11.03; Ambedkar Nagar (01.11.03
– 03.11.03; Nandnagari (04.11.03 – 05.11.03 and Samaipur Badli
(06.11.03 – 07.11.03). The medicines will be made available to
the needy on the spot. Blood donation camps will also be organized
at all the four camps sites. These four camps will also be the
focal point for dengue awareness programmes.
ESIC has been
actively involved in the detection and prevention of dengue among
the highly vulnerable segment of Delhi’s population viz. the industrial
workers. Given their poor socio-economic backgrounds, living conditions,
coupled with lack of awareness amongst the lower paid categories
of employees, many of whom live in slum colonies are more susceptible
to the dengue fever.