Everyone in Chhattisgarh needs to remain alert with seasonal changes, as two cases of Swine Flu and three new cases of dengue have been reported.
``Prevention is the best option than cure. But in case of critical conditions, the government is providing free of cost tests and medical treatment’’, said Dr Subhash Mishra, Director (Epidemic).
He said that the first case of Swine flu was reported at Tilda on September 19 and on last Saturday one more case has been detected at Bemetara. It also spreads through droplet mode when the person sneezes or coughs, people need to wear a mask as a preventive measure.
State government has extended testing and treatment facilities at AIIMS, Medical Colleges of Jagdalpur, Bilaspur and Raipur apart from private hospitals based on different health schemes, Dr Mishra told the media.
He said if anyone has symptoms of cough and cold, severe weakness, breathing problem, should immediately undergo tests. Generally it takes five days to recover but in critical condition, the treatment is prolonged.
Similarly, in the Birgaon, Heerapur and Gudhiyari area of Raipur, three new cases of dengue were reported on Friday. He said if the general patient conducts an antigen test, he would test positive due to viral nature but should go for Enzyme-linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) to confirm the disease. In dengue, children, senior citizens, those having diabetes, using immunosuppressant medicines and pregnant women need special care.