Chhattisgarh Health Minister T S Singh Deo on Wednesday made an appeal to the people to remain alert vis-a-vis diseases like monkeypox, Covid-19, Swine flu and monsoon related ones.
He said that due to the continuous seasonal changes taking place during the monsoon months, the possibility of having many types of communicable diseases increases manifold. One needs to be careful.
He said that all necessary guidelines have been issued by the Health Department to all Medical College Hospitals, Chief Medical and Health Officers and civil surgeons. Also, all the districts have been alerted.
Singh Deo said that a suspected case of monkeypox was reported but investigation revealed it was a negative case. But there were eight cases of monkeypox in other parts of the country. Therefore, there was a need to take utmost care.
He said 11 cases of swine flu have been identified in the state, out of which two patients have recovered. The remaining nine are being treated in a private hospital in Raipur.
Singh Deo urged the people to use masks in crowded places, keep hand clean and to follow the Covid Appropriate Behaviour seriously.
The Minister said that in Sukma district, the preliminary test of water in villages affected by kidney diseases has found excess iron and fluoride. The samples have been sent for testing other heavy elements.