Panchkula: Dengue is on its peak and civic body is still considering the need of new fogging machines, which is pending in their pipeline. However dengue is rapidly rising in the Panchkula as 7 fresh cases of the same have been reported on Thursday which takes the toll to 104.
However as per officials of Health Department, malaria cases have been terminated as mosquito causing the same have vanished. No more cases have been reported of the same from past many days and the last figures were 193.
The maximum number of cases of vector-borne diseases, be it malaria or dengue, have been reported in congested hutments in colonies in the city. Panchkula has also reported 7 cases of chikungunya till now. Health Department has not confirmed any death due to vector-borne diseases in district this year.
Meanwhile following the rapid rise of dengue, Panchkula Mayor, Upinder Kaur Ahluwalia had earlier written to Municipal Commissioner, Lalit Siwach regarding the issue has demanded for preventive measures to deal with the situation as it is becoming worst day by day in district following many positive cases of dengue.
In her letter to Municipal Commissioner, Ahluwalia stated that due to lack of machinery the drive has not been carried out properly. She demanded good quality of fogging machines to be purchased by civic body as soon as possible. “I had written for new machinery to MC Commissioner earlier following which response on the same has been received. They have told that steps will be taken and will be discussed on the issue in the meeting. The matter is under consideration and appropriate steps will be taken after the meeting’’, said Ahluwalia.
Nevertheless, it is a matter of fact, that vector-borne ailments is on its peak and soon the season of same will end.
On the other hand, Stylam Foundation, a social arm of Stylam Industries Limited initiated fogging to prevent the residents from risk of vector-borne diseases like dengue and chikungunya.
Gian Chand Gupta, Minister of State and MLA, Panchkula inaugurated the same at village Abheypur, Panchkula. Satish Gupta, executive director, speaking on the occasion elaborated that fogging will be done in whole Panchkula and nearby villages.
UT dengue toll rises to 354, 44 confirmed chikungunya cases
Chandigarh: Over the last two days, 35 cases of Dengue have been reported from various health institutions, which include 25 new cases and 10 confirmed amongst probable cases, bringing the total number of Dengue cases to 354 in the city.
Meanwhile, with this nine new cases of chikungunya have been reported at GMCH 32 and PGIMER. On a field, investigations it was observed that out of these four were imported, four was reported as wrong address, and one is the resident of Chandigarh. The details of 44 cases of chikungunya detected in Chandigarh is 11 imported, 12 wrong address and 21 from Chandigarh.
Residents of trans-ghaggar sectors suffer the most Panchkula: Residents of trans-ghaggar sector have alleged that the Health Department has not carried out any fogging or anti-larvae activities in the region. Residents of these sectors have stated that the claims of the health authorities regarding the preventive measures is just an eye-wash.
However, Health Department claims of conducting house-to-house surveys, and anti-larval activities. CMO Dr VK Bansal said, ‘’We are conducting every preventive measure, fogging has been carried out in all the sectors of the city as per the schedule. We have proper roster for the same. These are false allegations as we have done anti-larval activities at many places.”
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