Chandigarh: Despite all the possible efforts, being made by the Malaria Wing, UT health department, the number of dengue and chikungunya cases is on rising. 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 Monday seven new cases of Dengue have been reported from various health institutions, which brings the total number of Dengue cases to 802 in the city.
Meanwhile, with this, five fresh cases of Chikungunya have also been reported on Monday, out of which all are from Chandigarh.
The overall details of 213 cases of Chikungunya detected in Chandigarh are; 45 imported, 53 wrong address and 115 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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