A health worker checks water container (Source: VNA)

 

Binh Duong (VNA) – The Health Department in the southern province of Binh Duong has stepped up measures to prevent the spread of dengue fever in the locality.

Accordingly, the department required all health facilities to provide appropriate treatment for patients to minimise fatalities caused by the disease.

Besides, the provincial health sector has provided training courses on patient and insect monitoring, chemical spraying techniques to kill mosquito larvae and communication skills for preventive health workers.

It has also worked to meet the demand for medicine, commodities, chemicals and equipment to ensure efficient prevention of the disease, while spraying chemicals in all outbreaks.

According to the provincial Preventive Medicine Centre, Binh Duong has recorded 1,051 cases of dengue fever since the start of 2017. The disease occurred in all districts and towns the province, especially Thuan An, Di An, Thu Dau Mot and Ben Cat towns.

As many as 342 cases were reported in Thuan An town, an increase of 83 cases year-on-year.

Dengue fever cases have been on the rise in the paediatric department of the local general hospital, increasing from 33 cases in March to 45 in April.-VNA