New Delhi. For the last two to three years, the indifference that has prevailed about Corona has not diminished till now. The vaccine is also not 100% effective. That’s why the whole world is still trying to find a cure for it. Corona has exposed the naked picture of the shortcomings in our health services. This is the reason that governments around the world have started taking health-related services as a priorit
We all know that there is an outbreak of dengue in the country. Every year thousands of people get dengue disease. There is no cure for this disease either. Now the Government of India has come in the mood for a one-off fight to deal with the dengue disease. For this, THSTI (Transitional Health Science and Technology Institute -THSTI) of the Department of Biotechnology has tied up with DNDI (Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative- (DNDi) India Foundation. Under this agreement, an effective dengue drug will be developed within the next five years. will be developed.
Under this scheme, government organizations and non-government organizations will jointly research and develop effective, safe, and cheap medicine for dengue. An officer familiar with this scheme has given this information. According to statistics, there are 39 crore dengue infection cases every year in about a hundred countries. 70 percent of these cases come in Asia. In 2021, there were 164,103 dengue cases in India while in 2019 there were 205, 243 new cases.
Till now there is no cure for dengue
THSTI Executive Director Pramod Kumar Garg told that there is no antiviral medicine for dengue so far. In this, the use of the vaccine is also limited. Although research is being done for the treatment of dengue, till now we have not been able to get any effective result in this direction. That is why we must increase our efforts in this direction so that millions of people can be saved from its ill effects. He said that partnership with DNDI India Foundation is an important step in this direction With this, we will be able to develop effective medicine.
The research will be done like this
Under this partnership, pre-clinical studies will be done for the treatment of dengue. In this, using pre-prepared medicines, it will be tested how much effect they have on dengue. Along with this, new methods of affordable and accessible treatment will also be discovered. The combination of two medicines will also be tested in clinical trials. These drugs will be tested at different stages of the disease.
These are the symptoms of dengue
Dengue is one of the 10 biggest public health risks in the world. In India, this disease spreads rapidly during the monsoon. There is fever, restlessness, vomiting, and extreme pain in the body. If the disease starts to become severe then internal bleeding starts in the patient and many organs stop working. In the end, the patient also dies.