According to a report of the Ha Noi Department of Health, since January 1, 2017 Ha Noi has recorded 33,861dengue fever infections with 7 deaths, in which, 33,002 patients (accounting for 97.46%) have been recovered and the rest are treated in hospitals. 4,765 out of 5,001 outbreaks have been controlled, accounting for 95.28%.
In the week (October 2-8, 2017) alone, Ha Noi recorded 1,021 dengue fever patients, reducing by 47 cases in comparison with the previous week and 2,548 cases in comparison with the 32nd week. In which, 19 out of 30 districts, suburban districts and towns decreased the number of infections, meanwhile, 9 others witnessed the increase, such as Tay Ho (up 14 cases), Ha Dong (up 7 cases), Cau Giay (up 6 cases), Dong Anh (up 4 cases), Thanh Tri (up 3 cases), Thuong Tin (up 3 case).
Coping with the complicated situation of the epidemic, over the past week, districts, suburban districts and departments, sectors, agencies have strictly implemented the direction of the Municipal Party Committee, the People’s Committee on carrying out activities against dengue fever. Accordingly, departments, agencies and localities strengthened the popularization of measures against dengue fever in agencies, units, schools and residential areas; continued launching environmental sanitation, larvae killing; drastically treated outbreaks as stipulated by law; sprayed chemicals against dengue fever in new outbreaks, key communes, wards, towns. After all, larvae-killing mobile teams checked 1,389,255 households; sprayed chemicals in 110,175 households (reaching 88.4%).
Concluding the conference, Vice Chairman of the Municipal People’s Committee Ngo Van Quy appreciated that the dengue fever epidemic showed signs of light slowdown. Outbreaks were controlled gradually. The number of new patients decreased. However, there are several difficulties and shortcomings.
Thus, in the coming time, districts, suburban districts and towns are tasked to continue strengthening communication on preventive measures of the disease to all people; launching environmental sanitation campaigns, larvae-killing in households; spraying chemicals against dengue fever in new outbreaks, key communes, wards, schools, works and markets, etc; boosting inspection and supervision of disease prevention and control in the area.
The Vice Chairman also suggested that the Department of Health should evaluate and draw experiences of dengue fever prevention and control over the past time to deploy the disease prevention in 2018. Hospitals and medical establishments will be in charge of implementing checkups and treatment for dengue fever patients.