Over 400 viral patients, including 40 children, have been admitted to various government hospitals in the state capital in the last two days.
More than 20 percent patients in OPD are complaining of fever, cold and congestion.
While doctors are describing these cases as seasonal flu due to the changing weather, panic is spreading among patients, fearing that this could be the start of the third wave of the Covid pandemic.
Instructions have been given in hospitals not to take patients to the OPD section without conducting a Kovid antigen test.
According to hospitals, the number of viral patients has increased by about 15 percent in the last one week. In the third week of August, the number of fever victims was about 5 percent.
Hospitals like Balrampur Hospital, Civil Hospital Lohia Sansthan have seen a surge in viral cases in the recent past. More than 300 patients have come to the OPD with complaints of fever.
The number of fever victims is increasing continuously in Mahanagar Bhaurao Deoras, Rani Laxmibai, Lokbandhu, Ram Sagar Mishra Community Health Centers.
In the Department of Pediatrics, 12 children suffering from fever have been admitted. Of these, 7 are from Lucknow.
The number of people getting tested for dengue, malaria, typhoid is also more than normal.
According to Dr Manish, Medical Superintendent of Bhaurao Deoras Hospital, 10 to 15 children are coming daily suffering from fever.
Dr. SK Civil hospital director Nanda said, the weather is changing rapidly. The humidity in the atmosphere has increased. In such a situation, viruses are present on the lower surface of the atmosphere. There has been an increase in the cases of viral fever. Three dengue patients are hospitalized. There has also been a 20 percent increase in cases of viral fever and other related diseases.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has ordered that the cleanliness drive should be carried out on a war footing. He has also asked the hospitals to be prepared to deal with any situation, which is being closely monitored by the health authorities.