Hospitals in Lucknow are filled with patients suspected of having dengue, leading doctors to hope for an early onset of the winter season.
In Lucknow, pot-holes on roads are filled up with sewage water and rain water and are breeding grounds for dengue mosquitoes. "I lodged a complaint with all authorities concerned regarding the water pool in front of my house but no action has been taken. As a result my two sons are suffering from dengue," said Dr Sharad Sharma, a CDRI scientist.
A doctor at Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Hospital said that they were dealing with at least 200 cases of suspected dengue every day and that it was proving difficult to tackle such a high volume.
Dr AK Shukla, chief medical officer, Lucknow, said that most cases were of viral fever and that just 200 confirmed cases of dengue had been reported from UP so far.