Dengue stings city, 100 test positive

Jaswinder Singh Baidwan

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Staff member
Dengue has spread its tentacles in the city with 100 residents having tested positive for it at various laboratories. Getting its act together, the malaria wing of the UT Health Department has taken steps for the prevention and control of dengue. The department launched a 24X7 helpline today to answer residents’ queries.
The nodal officer of the Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme, Dr Anil Garg, said a weekly chart for fogging had been prepared for the city. The department had two fogging vehicles, besides hand machines, which would be used for the purpose. He said the maximum cases of dengue had been reported from Sectors 37 and 38.
The department has deployed 50 teams for inspecting coolers and places which could be breeding grounding for mosquitoes. To educate and involve schoolteachers and students, pamphlets on dengue have been distributed among students of classes VI and VII.
Fogging operations in the affected areas have been intensified. Today, fogging was carried out in Hallo Majra, Behlana, Mauli Jagran Colony and Sector 40, Chandigarh.
Dengue testing facility is available free of cost at the Department of Virology, PGI, Department of Microbiology, GMCH-32 and GMSH-16, and the district priority lab at the Civil Hospital, Mani Majra.
2 more cases reported from Panchkula dist
Two more persons tested positive for dengue in Panchkula district on Friday. With at least 12 confirmed cases of dengue reported in the past one week from Panchkula, the health authorities have swung into action and have undertaken fogging operations. Both cases that tested positive are from the Kalka-Pinjore belt. The earlier cases were reported from Old Panchkula, Ratpur Colony, Sector 8, and Abhaypur. Dr VK Bansal, Civil Surgeon, said they had constituted two teams for carrying out fogging operations and 15,000 coolers had been checked.