Nero Sreemathi touring US while Kerala is burning with Fever

via HK published on June 29, 2010

Nero playing the fiddle while Rome burned. This is exactly what is happening when entire Kerala is affected with various kinds of Fever and communicable diseases, the Health minister responsible for is touring US and UK and will be back only on July 11th. For the health
minister, the Kerala fever episode is only a media hype, and there is no fever outbreak in Kerala.

There is also a strike called by the medicos from Tuesday onwards. The responsible minister to work out with doctor to call off the strike is enjoying her tour while entire Kerala is under trouble. One can suspect the minister is undertaking the tour to escape from Fever.

The Minister is undertaking the journey at a time when over 10,000 people are seeking treatment at government hospitals every day for various types of fever. More than 10 deaths are being reported every day from various parts of the State. Spread of Dengue fever,
leptospirosis and various types of influenza has become an annual feature during the monsoon in the State.

This was due to failure on the part of the government to take timely precautionary measures and advise doctors on treatment? Nine pregnant women died of H1N1 around the time of the onset of the monsoon this year because they did not get timely treatment at private hospitals.

The number of people coming to hospitals with various types of fever has increased over the past week. According to official figures, 14,636 persons sought treatment on Monday. These included 11 confirmed cases of dengue fever and two cases of leptospirosis. The incidence of
Malaria is also going up in the State with seven cases reported on Monday.

And on a lighter note

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