With dengue showing little signs of ebbing even as reports of fresh cases appear less in comparison with the past weeks; a team under the guidance of the office of CMO Dimapur have been conducting fogging at various localities in Dimapur against infected Aedes mosquito, the main transmitter of the virus. On Monday, the team conducted fogging operations from New Field Check Gate covering entire Golaghat road, Ghora Patti, DDSC ground, Eros Lane to Station Road.
Earlier the team undertook fogging operations covering areas under Dhobinalla, Zeliangrong village, Faith Hospital and over Midland Area at Nikos Hospital, Little Star School, Nepali Basti, PWD colony, West PS, Hanuman Mandir etc.
As reported earlier, hospitals continue to be overwhelmed with suspected dengue cases while the district hospital is grappling with backlog of blood test for suspected dengue. The samples from various hospitals and laboratories are subject to Rapid Antigen Test and Elisa Test to confirm dengue since many reports were false positive.
Another problem is shortage of blood in Dimapur which has only one blood bank. A consultant pathologist lamented that while hospitals were willing to invest as much as between Rs.25 lakh to Rs.35 lakh for separators in blood banks, the problem lay in obtaining No Objection Certificate (NoC) which was compounded due to archaic rules.