Two tested positive for dengue in Valley

Two patients, tested positive for dengue, have been admitted to the Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) in Srinagar.

Two tested positive for dengue in ValleyDoctors at SKIMS said two patients were tested positive and were admitted to the hospital.

“Patients visit regularly to get their tests done here, but so far we have admitted only two patients and their condition is stable,” said Dr Farooq Jan, who heads the Department of Preventive Medicine at the hospital.

He said the two patients had contracted the virus outside Kashmir.

“There is a need to take precautionary measures, but people should not panic,” said Dr Farooq Jan.

Officials of the Health Department said all required arrangements had been made in Valley hospitals and they were ready to deal with the situation.

“There is no threat as such, but we always have arrangements for such diseases. Patients who come from outside and get infected there regularly visit the hospital, so there is always a need to take preventive measures. However, there is no need to panic or create fear among the people,” said a senior official of SKIMS.

In Jammu, 11 people have been tested positive for dengue so far. The dengue cases have created panic among residents and the hospitals have also geared up to deal with such cases.

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