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    VMC presses panic trigger after dengue cases in city
    TNN 29 July 2009, 10:44pm IST

    VADODARA: Three cases of dengue and one suspected death because of the disease have sent alarm bells ringing through the Vadodara Municipal
    Corporation (VMC). The cases came to light in quick succession within a month's time in various parts of the city.

    When the first case was reported about 20 days ago along with complaints of mosquito menace around the city, the VMC had already issued strict instructions to the filaria department that is responsible for control of mosquitoes. The recent dengue cases were reported after the department was asked to pull up its socks by the top brass of the civic body.

    While the death of a girl at Tandalja area of the city is yet to be confirmed as a dengue death, the laboratory tests of three other cases by the doctors who treated the patients have confirmed them to be afflicted with dengue. Alarmed by the cases and the ever increasing population of mosquitoes in the city, the civic body has started a major sanitation drive in the affected areas and is taking precautionary measures.

    VMC officials described these as stray case of dengue in the city. "It cannot be called an epidemic," said an official.

    The opposition Congress has blamed the administration for the state of affairs. "The administration makes tall claims everyday regarding the steps it has taken to ensure that there is no disease outbreak. However, this does not seem to be the ground reality. Water has stagnated in several areas and has become a breeding ground for mosquitoes," said opposition leader Chirag Zaveri.

    Zaveri also alleged that drainage water in several parts of the city was being released into storm water drains. He claimed that this along with stagnated water in storm water drains have led to an increase in the cases of diseases like malaria.

    The opposition has also raised the issue of supply of dirty water by the civic body at several places. The next general board meeting of the civic body is likely to be dominated by these issues.

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    Three dengue cases confirmed in Vadodara
    Express News Service Posted: Sunday , Aug 09, 2009 at 0336 hrs Vadodara:

    Two dengue cases from Bharuch were referred to Sir Sayajirao General Hospital (SSGH) in Vadodara late on Friday evening. The patients have been identified as 56-year-old Sana Parmar from Palej village and 8-year-old Pinal Gohil from Jambusar taluka.

    Parmar was earlier admitted in the Bharuch Civil Hospital where reports confirmed that he was suffering from dengue. On the other hand, Pinal was referred to SSG hospital from Community Health Centre (CHC) where she was admitted for the past few days.

    An SSG official said on condition of anonymity: “Bharuch Civil Hospital is not equipped to handle such cases and many cases are referred to the SSG Hospital.”

    On Saturday, the blood reports of one Pinkesh Patel (20), a resident of Sadhali village in Sinor taluka, confirmed him to be a positive case of dengue. Patel was admitted at a city-based private hospital in Tarsali


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      Re: Vadodara: dengue cases


      2 dengue cases reported from district
      7 October 2009, 11:04pm IST

      BODELI (Vadodara): Dengue reared its ugly head in Sankheda and Waghodia township with one positive case from Sankheda and one suspected case from Vaghodia being reported on Tuesday.

      According to district health officials, the patient from Sankheda was identified as Sagar Karmur, son of a PSI officer of Sankheda police station, while the suspected case from Vaghodiya was identified as Shani Parmar, 17, native of Pranami faliya from Vaghodiya.

      "The spread of dengue can be attributed to piles of unclear garbage accumulated since post monsoon in the affected areas. This shows the lackadaisical attitude of the administration which failed to launch the sanitation and fumigation drive on time," said a source from the district administration.

      source: sandesh