Chandigarh: With each passing day, the number of dengue cases in the city continues rising. In a statement issued by the Malaria Wing of UT Health Department, 19 cases of dengue were reported from various health institution on Tuesday, which included nine fresh cases and 10 confirmed from the probable cases.
However, on the first day the Fever OPD started by GMSH-16 saw a registration of about 400 patients. The OPD will function from 8 am to 8 pm. While the Health Department also highlighted that most of the cases of dengue were reported from Sectors 41, 42, 45, 15, Manimajra, Maloya and Maulijagran.
No fresh case of chikungunya was reported in any of the health institutions on Tuesday. However, the testing facility for chikungunya has been started in GMCH Sector 32 and will soon be started at GMSH Sector 16 as well.
To further strengthen the preventive activities, 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.
Till date, 30 challans, 50 show cause notices and more than 2,268 notices have been issued to the defaulters. 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 Manimajra. DP
Number of confirmed chikungunya in the city has reached six. According to the Health Department, maximum cases were reported from Sectors 41, 42, 45, 15, Manimajra, Maloya and Maulijagran.
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