Chandigarh: The number of dengue and chikungunya cases in the city is on rising. In a statement issued by the malaria wing of the UT health department on Thursday five fresh cases of Dengue have been reported from various health institutions that bring the total number of Dengue cases to 849 in the city.
Meanwhile, with this, four fresh cases of Chikungunya have also been reported on Thursday, all from Chandigarh. Out of which all are from Chandigarh. The overall details of 246 cases of Chikungunya detected in Chandigarh are; 45 imported, 53 wrong address and 148 from Chandigarh.
While, every day, the department is trying to strengthen the preventive activities by doing daily fumigation is being carried out along with strengthening of field activities which includes mass awareness, checking of breeding sources like coolers, containers, tyres and other sources.
Besides, the free Dengue testing facility is available at Department of Virology, PGIMER Chandigarh, Department of Microbiology GMCH-32, GMSH-16 and District Priority Lab (IDSP) at Civil Hospital
However, in a case of any complaint related to fogging the city residents can send an SMS to helpline number 9779558282.
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