Mysuru: In the wake of rise in Dengue and other vector-borne diseases in city and District, former Minister S.A. Ramdas had organised a blood donation camp at K.R. Constituency BJP office on Sunday, in which hundreds of BJP workers, RBI employees and members of various associations and organisations donated blood.
The camp followed Ramdas’s recent visit to K.R. Hospital and other hospitals in city to get first hand information on whether fever and Dengue patients were getting appropriate treatment. During his visit, Ramdas found that several hospitals were facing shortage of platelets, which is vital for saving the life of Dengue patients.
MLA and former Minister S. Suresh Kumar, who visited the camp, lauded the organisers for coming to the rescue of hundreds of patients at hospitals who were awaiting blood.
Later, Suresh Kumar expressed concern over the growing threat of Dengue and other vector-borne diseases.
Stressing on the need for surplus stock of blood and platelets in order to meet emergencies, he complimented S.A. Ramdas for taking the initiative for organising blood donation camp at this crucial juncture.
Ramdas in his address, blamed the District Administration for rise in Dengue cases.
Claiming that although several persons had lost their lives due to Dengue, the District Administration is making false claims that there was no Dengue scare in the city, Ramdas urged the authorities to take necessary action for preventing the spread of Dengue and to provide appropriate treatment for Dengue patients.
Corporator B.V. Manjunath, leaders Noor Fathima, Jogi Manju and Anand, Mysuru Travel Agents Association President B.S. Prashanth and others were present.