Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, October 11
In the first 10 days of October, Chandigarh has reported 123 cases of dengue infection as compared to 89 cases registered during the entire month last year. Twenty-three dengue cases were recorded just today.
There has also been a 299 per cent rise in the challans issued for violating dengue guidelines from 2020. As many as 423 challans were issued this year for allowing breeding of mosquitoes. Last year, only 106 challans were issued against these violations.
A maximum 6,989 notices were issued to city residents, which is 30 per cent more than the last year.
The government buildings and offices received 319 show-cause notices, which is an increase of 29 per cent as compared to 2020.
The UT Malaria Wing has visited 5,59,149 houses and checked 8,32,222 containers, of which 3,248 containers were found positive for mosquito larvae. Refrigerator back tray, tyres, overhead tanks, coolers were also found positive for dengue larvae. Health Secretary Yashpal Garg said: “We have been surveying houses in Chandigarh to check the breeding of mosquitoes. The Health Department is strict against those violating the norms. We have undertaken fogging to prevent breeding and dengue infection. Residents are urged to take adequate precautions.”
Demand for platelets
Due to rise in dengue cases, the demand for platelets has increased in the city as several patients are reporting to hospitals with a decreased platelet count.
Prof Ratti Ram from Transfusion Medicine, PGI, said: “There has been an increase in platelet demand by 25-30 per cent. Though there is no shortage right now, we request blood donors to come forward in good numbers.”
1 death, 118 new cases in Mohali
Mohali: One person died of dengue while 118 suspected cases were reported from the district on Monday. As many as 55 cases were confirmed. With this, the case tally has touched the 879-mark. Eight persons have died of suspected dengue till now.
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