Friday, June 9, 2023

Over 42,000 dengue cases have been confirmed in the country

The Special Commission for Emergency Monitoring and Disaster Risk Management – COVID – 19, welcomed the Deputy Minister of Health, Karin Pardo Ruiz, on the actions implemented for dengue care in the affected areas and the execution of the budget earmarked for epidemiological surveillance activities informed of. ,

Deputy Minister Pardo informed that there are 42,428 confirmed cases, 900 hospitalized and 77 deaths. The areas concentrating the majority of cases (88%) are: Piura, Ica, Lima, Loreto, Ucayali, Lambayeque, Junín, La Libertad, San Martín and Cajamarca.

Regarding the actions implemented, Pardo explained that they strengthened all areas of pediatrics; Fifteen clinical networks have been created with health professionals, 900 doctors and nurses are being trained. Similarly, he said that they maintain 49 permanently active laboratories and around 100,000 dengue tests have been processed.

He also indicated that more than six million people have been protected by vector control or fumigation in their homes, in the case of the elderly.

Low budget performance

Deputy Health Minister said that out of 16 lakh 210 thousand 71 soles transferred to the departments and districts in the month of March, only 57 percent could be executed.

“The region that has performed the least is Amazonas with 15%. We hope to reverse this percentage of execution in the coming weeks”, he assured.

Insufficient training

For Commission President Juan Mori, Acción Popular, the training of 900 professionals is insufficient given the progress of dengue.

Mori insisted on the acquisition of vaccines if the special team created to deal with the disease evaluates its inclusion and its effectiveness.

However, he welcomed the waste collection campaign they are implementing; Which should be repeated every year on this date in all regions.

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