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21 test positive for dengue in Muktsar

MALOUT: Twenty-one people have been tested positive for dengue in Muktsar district.

Tribune News Service

Malout, September 10

Twenty-one people have been tested positive for dengue in Muktsar district. Of these, 13 victims are from Malout, two each from Gidderbaha, Doda, Lambi and Alamwala.

A Health Department official said 63 samples were sent for testing to Faridkot and the results of 10 were awaited.

Dr Vikram Asija, District Epidemiologist, Muktsar, said, “We have launched an awareness campaign. We are conducting tests for free and fogging various areas. The municipal authorities too have been told to maintain cleanliness.”

Dr Jagjivan Lal, Civil Surgeon, Muktsar, said, “The number of dengue cases is high in Malout. But the residents need not worry as the situation is under control. Some dengue patients have even been discharged from the hospital. The virus has yet to claim a life.”

However, a visit to various parts of the city revealed a sorry state of affairs. Garbage was strewn around almost everywhere, providing a breeding ground to mosquitoes. Residents complained the authorities were not taking any step to tackle the problem.

Suspected dengue patient dies, kin cry foul  

Ropar: A 10-year-old suspected dengue patient died after being hospitalised for three days here on Thursday. Relatives of the deceased, Gurvir Singh of Bande Mahal Kalan village, alleged the boy died due to negligence of the doctors. Victim’s uncle Sarabjeet alleged the doctor never informed them about the cause of the fever. He alleged when the boy’s condition started deteriorating he was referred to the PGI this afternoon. Senior Medical Officer Mohinder Singh denied any negligence of the hospital staff. He said the patient was recovering well. A diagnosis test for dengue was conducted on Thursday and reports 

were awaited, he said. The SMO said a probe into the boy’s death would be held. — TNS

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