Kathmandu, Nepal, September 13, 2022: Rapid increase of dengue cases has created havoc across the country. Hospitals across the country seem to have fulfilled by the patients of the dengue fever since one month.
According to the Ministry of Health and Population (MOHP) at least a dozen people have already died due to the disease related to the dengue fever while over 7,500 have contracted dengue in the country since its recent breakout.
However, concerned officials have a saying that the number of people affected from the dengue fever would have more than double in number than the record mentioned by the MoHP.
Withstanding the rapid surge of dengue cases, the MoHP had stated to launch the 'Search and Destroy Larva' campaign to destroy mosquitoes and prevent and control dengue, a mosquito-borne disease. However, the campaign has failed to control the surge of dengue cases.
The MoHP has issued a notice on Monday stating that it would intensify the drive to control the disease. The ministry has also instructed the Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration to mobilize all the 753 local governments to control and deal the disease.
However, neither the local units nor the agencies under the MoHP had launched the so-called destroying campaign of the mosquitoes.
Dengue is a disease that used to be transmitted from the bite of female mosquitoes known as Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus.
Mild to high fever, severe muscle ache, severe headache, and eye pain are some of the symptoms of dengue.