Ludhiana: Health department is going to organise awareness campaign of Dengue and Chikungunya on high level in city shortly. Numerous boards and flexes are going to install in city of Do’s and Don’t of these viral diseases.
Civil surgeon Rajeev Bhalla averred that health department is going to take help of Municipal Corporation under this awareness campaign so that proper survey would be held.
As in year 2016 as 248 cases were reported in Ludhiana. However many people died due to this disease.
Earlier residents and nongovernmental organizations have requested the department to do the survey as there were numerous unreported cases in city. Moreover health officials have claimed in past that many of the private hospitals are not cooperative as they do not send the patients record of chikungunya which is become difficult for them to check the areas.
Pamphlets and other play cards would be installed so that all the residents would get aware under this awareness campiagn. However department is also going to organize plays and skitz to aware the people regarding this.
Though department claimed that strict measures and action is going to take as chikungunya is viral disease though department is making goof efforts to aware the people.
Gaganpreet Singh resident of Bhai Randhir Nagar said, “Several people were suffering from chikungunya cases in year 2016. Health department only visits at places where cases were reported but there are many areas in the city where cases were unreported. I have also complaint to different officers verbally to look into the matter and many cases were reported but no measures were being taken up”.
According to the data revealed by the Dr Ramesh, district epidemiologist of health department said, “As many as 248 cases of chikungunya were reported in 2016 and 755 cases of dengue were reported in 2016”.
However many of the people got died due to this viral disease and health department have careless attitude towards this issue. While contacted civil surgeon Rajeev Bhalla said, “Proper awareness campaign is going to organize shortly to aware the people properly so that people should not suffer from any problem”.