Panchkula: Following the rapid rise of dengue in the district, Panchkula Mayor Upinder Kaur Ahluwalia has written to Municipal Commissioner Lalit Siwach regarding the issue and has demanded for preventive measures to deal with the situation as it is becoming worst day by day in the district following many positive cases of dengue.
In her letter to the Municipal Commissioner, Ahluwalia stated that as per the last meeting of the grievance cell, the urban local bodies’ minister has already directed the Municipal Corporation to start the fogging drive in the city and to take appropriate preventive measures regarding the issue.
However due to lack of machinery the drive is not been conducted and has been carried out properly to which she has demanded for good quality of fogging machines to be purchased by the civic body as soon as possible to have a breakdown over this problem following which the residents will be benefitted from this. Also the same letter has been marked to the superintending engineer of the Municipal Corporation by the Mayor.
The cases of dengue are rapidly rising in the district with as many as 15 positive cases of dengue have been witnessed by the health department in the last week. Also the cases related to malaria have been come up with more than 30 cases of it in the last one week.
According to the information the total cases of dengue till now which are being identified are around 30 whereas more than 110 cases of malaria have been found in the district from August till date.
Meanwhile 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.
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