With the number of dengue cases in Rajasthan touching 1,931, and that of malaria hitting 7,350, the state government has decided to have separate out-patient departments (OPDs) in all government hospitals for patients showing symptoms of the two diseases.
An official of the medical and health department said, "These OPDs will be functional in all district hospitals and those in state-run medical colleges. Provision of separate wards has also been made in hospitals. As per our reports, the total number of positive dengue cases across the state has touched 1,931 and over 7,350 cases of malaria have been reported till now."
The maximum dengue cases have been reported from Kota district. The official further added, "The state government has decided to undertake extensive fogging in areas most affected by dengue or malaria."
With reports of swine flu also coming in from some neighboring states, the government has canceled leaves of government doctors. It has also decided to start screening of patients showing symptoms similar to swine flu.
A rapid response team is also being set up for providing early relief to patients suffering from these diseases. This team of doctors would be rushed to areas of disease outbreaks.