Chandigarh: Regardless of all the possible efforts, being made by the Malaria Wing, UT health department, the number of dengue and chikungunya cases is on rise. Proving the fact that getting the control over the everyday increasing toll is beyond the reach of UT health department.
In a statement issued by the malaria wing of the UT health department on Thursday four fresh cases of Dengue have been reported from various health institutions that bring the total number of Dengue cases to 759 in the city. Meanwhile, with this three fresh cases of Chikungunya have also been reported on Thursday , out of which out of which two are from Chandigarh and one is imported case. The overall details of 181 cases of Chikungunya detected in Chandigarh is; 45 imported, 43 wrong address and 93 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 Manimajra. 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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