15 junior docs take ill, 3 hospitalised. AMC issues notice

Ahmedabad Mirror | 1 week ago | 22-09-2022 | 06:00 am

15 junior docs take ill, 3 hospitalised. AMC issues notice

Vector-borne diseases like dengue, chikungunya and falciparum have once again reared their ugly head on the Civil Hospital campus in Asarwa. About 15 to 16 of its junior doctors are suffering from either of the three diseases. Even patients’ relatives have become victims to vector-borne diseases.Three of the junior doctors have been hospitalised, rest are undergoing treatment in their hostel rooms, said a member of the Junior Doctors’ Association.So serious is the issue that AMC recently issued notices to nine institutions in the Civil Hospital campus. As a stop-gap arrangement, till the mosquito breeding issue is handled, it asked the Civil Hospital to provide mosquito nets to patients in various wards.Junior Doctors’ Association sources said, “Undergraduate and postgraduate students are on duty round the clock in the Civil Hospital. The water and drainage pipelines are leaking behind the building blocks that lead to accumulation of dirty water, which causes mosquito breeding. Mosquito breeding was found in hostels as well.”A GDA member-leader said, “Not only patients and doctors, even relatives of patients catch mosquito-borne diseases.”The issue of mosquito breeding came up for discussion during the meeting of Civil Hospital officials. Civil Hospital medical superintendent Dr Rakesh Joshi said, “Three students are said to be down withdengue. We will have to check ifother students are also affected and taken ill.”BJ Medical College in-Charge Dean Hansa Goswami said, “Cleanliness is thoroughly maintained in hostels along with regular fogging. I have no information about what transpired in the meeting as I was in Gandhinagar for official work.”

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