Lucknow: At a time when the fear of the third wave of Covid-19 looms large, Lucknow is gripped by cases of mystery fever. According to an IANS report, over 400 viral patients, including 40 children, were admitted to various government hospitals in the capital city in the past two days. Doctors have, however, termed these cases as seasonal flu due to changing weather conditions. Patients, on the other hand, are fearing this may be the beginning of the third wave of the Covid pandemic.Also Read - 50 Children Die of Viral Fever in Uttar Pradesh; CM Yogi Adityanath Monitors Situation
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has taken stock of the situation and ordered that sanitation and hygiene operations to be taken up on war footing. He has also asked hospitals to brace up to meet the situation which is being closely monitored by health officials.
Situation in Lucknow Hospitals as Mystery Fever Cases Surface
More than 20 per cent of patients in the OPD have complained of fever, cold, and congestion.
Hospitals have instructed officials to not take patients in the OPD section without conducting a Covid antigen test.
As per the hospitals, the number of viral patients has increased by about 15 per cent in the last week. In the third week of August, the number of fever victims was about 5 per cent.
Hospitals like Balrampur Hospital, Civil Hospital and Lohia Institute have seen a surge in recent viral cases. More than 300 patients have come to OPD with fever problems.
In Mahanagar Bhaurao Deoras, Rani Laxmibai, Lokbandhu, Ram Sagar Mishra and Community Health Centres, the number of fever victims has been increasing continuously.
In the paediatrics department, 12 children suffering from fever have been admitted. Of these, seven are from Lucknow.
The number of people getting tested for dengue, malaria, typhoid is also more than normal.
According to the medical superintendent of the Bhaurao Deoras hospital, Dr. Manish, 10 to 15 children with fever are coming daily.
Dr S.K. Nanda, director of Civil Hospital, said. “The weather is changing rapidly. Humidity has increased in the atmosphere. In such a situation, viruses are present on the lower surface of the atmosphere. There has been an increase in the number of viral fever cases and three dengue patients are admitted in the hospital. There has also been an increase of 20 per cent in cases of viral fever and other related diseases.”
(With IANS inputs)