Chandigarh/Panchkula/Mohali: With the each passing day, the city dengue plague is rising at an alarming pace. On Sunday 10 fresh cases of dengue have been reported from various health institutions which includes 5 new cases and 4 confirmed amongst probable with one wrong address cases, which brings the total number of dengue cases to 541 in the city.
One fresh case of Chikungunya have been reported at GMCH 32 and PGIMER. The details of 78 cases of Chikungunya detected in Chandigarh is; 23 imported, 22 wrong address and 33 from Chandigarh.
In the presence of prominent persons of the area, fogging and fumigation process was carried out in sector 15, sector 37 A and B, Maloya Colony and Maloya village, CBI colony by vehicle mounted and hand held fogging machines on Saturday and on Sunday the same would be done at Sector 38 B, 28 B and C alongwith 38 west.
All residents of Chandigarh are requested that in case of any complaint related to fogging kindly send a SMS to helpline number 9779558282.
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.
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. In Panchkula, dengue season is on its peak and with new cases of it; Chikungunya on the other hand is also making headlines now. A total of 9 cases of chikungunya have been reported in this week which further made the toll to 18. However the vector-borne ailments in the last two days have made 4 new cases. With a total of 124 cases and counting, dengue has hit the city hard.
The maximum number of cases of vector-borne diseases, be it malaria, dengue or chikungunya, have been reported in congested hutments in colonies in the city. With 9 new cases, Panchkula has reported 18 cases of chikungunya till now after 5 years.
Meanwhile following this, the health department has also conducted checking at various places in the city to which on Saturday the team visited markets at sector 14, 15 and also at several other places in the city. Following the checking, larvae of aides’ mosquito was found at Post office, Sector 15, at public toilet situated in the market area and also at few other places to which notices have been sent to the concerned persons. Also CMO Dr V K Bansal, himself visited various places with the team to inspect the situation. Following nine new cases of chikungunya, 3 cases were reported from Sector 15, 2 from Sector 9, 2 from Sector 10 with one each from Kalka and Pinjore.
Also the health department has not confirmed any death due to these vector-borne diseases in the district this year. Also the cases of dengue are rapidly rising in the district where there were no cases of dengue in 2014 and 194 cases in 2015, but this year 124 dengue cases have been reported till Sunday.
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