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Posted at: Nov 11, 2017, 12:15 AM; last updated: Nov 11, 2017, 12:15 AM (IST)

361 dengue cases reported so far

Most cases reported in Oct

  • There was a surge in the number of dengue cases in October. On September 15, six dengue cases had come to light and on October 6, after a gap of 20 days the count of dengue cases rose up to 23. Now, the count stands at 361 cases.

Tribune News Service

Bathinda, November 10

Tall claims by the district health department to deal with dengue in the district seem to have fallen flat.

As per the Civil Hospital record, the district epidemiologist had received 853 samples of suspected cases, of which 361 have tested positive. Moreover, the number of dengue cases at the Bhai Mani Singh Civil Hospital has surpassed the previous year tally.

It clearly shows the lack of seriousness with which government officials had approached to deal with dengue in the district.

Meanwhile, District Epidemiologist Dr Rajpal Singh said, “It is not only the health department’s duty to deal with dengue. Moreover, behind a surge in the number of dengue patients, people are equally responsible for this.”

Many a time, we went to residential areas and challaned a number of city residents for not changing air cooler water and found larvae of aedes aegypti (mosquito that spreads dengue), he added.

He further said as the temperature had started decreasing, it would also decrease the number of dengue cases in the district.

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