Berhampur,September 22 : Keeping in view the spread of dengue in many parts of Odisha, the Ganjam administration has decided to open a six-bed dengue ward in the district headquarter hospital here accompanying the MKCG Medical College and Hospital where a separate ward with 10 has already been made available.
"We have decided to set up a separate ward with six beds for the convenience of the patients," said Chief District Medical Officer (CDMO) Mrutunjay Mishra.
Reports said Ganjam district Collector P C Chaudhury directed the health officials to ensure that no government hospital in the district turned away dengue patients.
Additional district medical officer (Medicine) Saroj Mishra said the City Hospital has so far not received a single dengue patient. "Doctors of medicine department will be in-charge of the dengue ward," he said.
Earlier, 13 dengue cases have been detected in the district till date. "All of them have been cured. While three cases were indigenous, others contracted the vector borne disease from Bengaluru (4), Hyderabad (2) and one each from Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Kolkata and Puttaparthi," the CDMO added.