Panchkula: The cases of dengue are rapidly rising in the district with as many as 12 positive cases of dengue have been witnessed by the health department in past six days. Also the cases related to malaria have popped up with the number rising to more than 25 cases in the last one week. According to the information the total cases of dengue till now which are being identified are around 28 whereas more than 104 cases of malaria have been found in the district.
The health dept is however visiting door to door for feedback of the patients and sampling at various places but the cases are still rapidly rising. However after being conducting awareness camps from past few months including sensitive zones, most of the cases are coming up from old Panchkula, Pinjore, Kalka and other sensitive places for which six teams were constituted by the health dept earlier. According to the health department they are conducting house-to-house surveys, anti-larval activities, on-the-spot cooler emptying, and fogging in all sectors as per schedule.
However according to the people the health department has woke up after the positive cases of dengue following which they started doing fogging inside the houses at sensitive zones. Meanwhile, DC Garima Mittal have also conducted a meeting with district malaria working committee and have also directed the roadways authority to immediately remove all the unused tyres which are containing stagnant water.
Tyres filled with stagnant water still not removed at Haryana Roadways workshop, pose threat to localites, commuters in area
The Haryana Roadways workshop housed at Sector 5, Panchkula Bus stand is in a worst condition. It is in a dilapidated condition and is proving to be a nightmare for the people living in the police lines adjoining the workshop. According to the commuters the authorities are acting as silent spectators allowing the condition to worsen every day. Also a slight rainfall turns the workshop marshy followed by water logging and surface turning into a mud deck.
However the sewerage system at the place is still not maintained from past many years and during the rain the area gets submerged with water due to the blockage of the sewerage. There is no proper sewerage maintenance by the administration due to which the people coming at the bus stand also suffers every time. Meanwhile last month the health department visited the workshop and larvae of aedes mosquitoes, responsible for causing dengue, were found at the place.
Dr Garima Mittal, Deputy Commissioner, Panchkula said, “To keep a check and to prevent from malaria and dengue, back to back meeting are taking place with the Health Department. All the directions and the proceeding in the meetings given by the health department have been carried forward for initiating them. Meanwhile we have asked for a report of this issue from the department and after that action will be taken.”
Several unused tyres containing stagnant water were found in the workshop when officials from the Health Department visited the workshop. Also few months back, same issue was raised by the authorities but to no avail, no further proceedings have been marked till date as the tyres are still there in the workshop.
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