The fever rush in the city has reached a concerning phase as there was a noticeable jump of 55-60% in the fever cases, increasing the number of patients at children's hospitals.
The dengue and fever cases show no signs of stopping as Niloufer Hospital, the state's biggest pediatric facility, has reached its total capacity of 800 children while other hospitals are not far behind. The fever cases in the state are a mixture of 40% of dengue cases, with the remaining showing signs of respiratory issues.
Health experts and doctors at Niloufer hospital who are seeing a wave of dengue patients have expressed how cautious families need to be and understand that delay in dengue might land children in critical conditions. Out-patient visits have also been quite high at many hospitals as parents treat their kids with low to mild fevers.
The doctors have also noticed the number of dengue cases to be much higher than in 2019 and 2020. While a possible covid scare is off the table for kids, dengue is quite capable of causing enough and more trouble to kids and youngsters. Health experts are urging parents to be mindful of the signs and ensure the highest level of hygiene post dengue and to those who haven't had dengue never to get the disease.