Dengue menace: Punjab government designs app to spread awareness
Chandigarh – Punjab government has designed an application to make the people of the state aware about this deadly disease. This was informed to the Punjab and Haryana High Court during the hearing of a case court on its own motion on Monday. Amicus curiae Anupam Gupta gave an account of the disease the world over. The case has been adjourned and will come up for hearing on November 30. In the App, centres for testing the samples of the patients and proper health institutions where treatment can be availed, informed Additional Advocate IP Doabia. Doabia said that this has become possible about the facility of GPRS. The application has been developed by Dr J S Grover who used to visit every district and meet the people along with his team.Punjab government has got first prize in the country for designing this application. He said that mosquito of dengue lay eggs in clean stored water and these eggs germinate into larvae within seven days. Apart from dengue, vector mosquito is the source of Chikanguniya, yellow fever and zika etc. Though working in Punjab, Dr Grover is also associated World Health Organisation. Up to October 30, as many as 12,000 cases of dengue have come to light. Besides following the WHO guidelines to tackle the menace of dengue, the Punjab government has notified the disease. As a result, all private hospitals and nursing homes report to the government as and when any dengue case comes for treatment in their institution. Giving details of spread of dengue the world over, Amicus curiae Gupta said that due to the density of population in the country dengue is spreading. He said that dengue has spread into 30 countries of the world. He said that poverty and destitution was the main reason for spreading the dengue. Director Health Service Dr Aditya Chaudhary gave suggestions to prevent the disease of dengue from spreading. He also submitted an affidavit regarding this. Dengue spread from July to November and it spreads very fast in October. The mosquito of dengue bites persons during two hours of morning and two hours in the evening before sunset of. The larvae of dengue develop in water coolers, tyres, containers, covers of the gutter, under refrigerator and in whole of trees etc. Haryana has also launched vector borne disease control programme to check the dengue. Haryana gave a few more suggestion to control the disease.
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