Punjalakatte, June 15: The deadly dengue fever is widely spreading in the rural areas of Bantwal Taluk. This has increased the anxiety among the people.
Dengue is reported from the places such as Arala, Kuttikala, Panjikallu, Sornadu, Siddakatte, Karpe, Sangabettu, Raei, Appayya Hitlu of the taluk. Among them, 15 household in Appayya Hitlu have suffered from dengu fever.
As per the information of the Health Department, 12 cases of dengue have been confirmed so far. However, hundreds have availed treatment for dengue from the private practitioners.
Many are still unaware of the dengue fever and are posing risk without proper guidance. Some people have recovered from the early treatment, while others have been admitted to private hospitals in BC Road and Mangaluru, it is learnt.
It is gathered that, a new member of Arala Gram Panchayat is suffering from dengue who has been admitted to a private hospital in BC Road. Those who were unaware of dengue neglected it supposing to be a common fever and have got admitted to private hospitals in Mangaluru in serious state.
The publics have urged the health department to immediately spread awareness on dengue among the people and also take measures to eradicate mosquitoes.
Till Saturday, total of 12 cases have been reported from various places of Bantwal Taluk. Through the primary health centre, appropriate measures have been taken to control dengue, informed the Health Officer Dr Manjunath Bantwal.