Dengue tally 750: Health Department identifies 40 hotspots in Amritsar

Dengue tally 750: Health Department identifies 40 hotspots in Amritsar

Deputy CM & Medical Education Minister OP Soni holds a meeting with senior health officials in Amritsar on Monday.

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, October 11

With over 750 dengue cases reported from the district till date, the Health Department has identified at least 40 hotspots in the city. The health officials informed Medical Education and Research Minister OP Soni about the situation in the city during a meeting at Government Medical College here on Monday.

Health teams will visit every home in the identified hotspot. They will reach out to people and check the area for the presence of dengue larvae. As many as 844 challans have been issued to the owners of houses, shops and other buildings, where dengue larvae were found by the health teams during inspection. Dr Charanjit Singh, Civil Surgeon

Civil Surgeon Dr Charanjit Singh said health teams would visit every home in the identified hotspot, reach out to people and check the area for the presence of dengue larvae. He said 844 challans have been issued to the owners of houses, shops and other buildings, where dengue larvae were found by the health teams during inspection.

Soni asked the health officials to ensure that the medical staff reach their place of posting by 8 am and remain present at their seat during duty hours. The minister claimed that the situation due to the spread of dengue was completely under control. He said the government hospitals have every infrastructure and sufficient medicines to deal with the situation.

The meeting was also attended by director, health, Adesh Kang; Additional Deputy Commissioners Ruhi Dag and Ranbir Singh Mudhal, ADCP Harjit Singh and senior medical officers from the district.

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