Bhubaneswar: As dengue scare continues to haunt residents in the Twin City amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Director of Capital Hospital Laxmidhar Mohapatra today informed that around 10 to 15 patients are being admitted to the hospital here every day.
Briefing mediapersons, the official said, “Currently, 56 dengue patients are undergoing treatment at the hospital. Yesterday, 87 people with fever symptom underwent dengue test. There is no shortage of beds for dengue patients as there is a decline in the number of COVID-19 cases.”
If the dengue cases continue to rise, blood banks may face shortage of platelets, which is needed for treatment of the patients, he cautioned adding that around 15 platelets are being provided to Capital Hospital every day for treatment of dengue patients.
Earlier on July 31, Cuttack Municipal Commissioner (CMC) informed that eight new cases of the mosquito-borne disease were identified from differenrt parts of the city.