Friday, September 20, 2019
Haryana » Community

Posted at: Sep 14, 2016, 12:29 AM; last updated: Sep 14, 2016, 12:29 AM (IST)

6,581 malaria cases reported so far; Mewat badly affected

Dengue count 85 in Ambala

  • Ambala: The number of dengue cases has reached 85 in the district with as many as 49 cases reported during the last five days. Eight dengue patients are being treated at Civil Hospital here. Dr Vinod Gupta, CMO, said: "20 cases have been reported from Lal Kurti locality alone. Unhygienic conditions and water stagnation are major reasons behind high number of dengue cases. Teams are using anti-larval spray in the colony." He said 20 more beds and separate staff had been assigned to monitor dengue patients at the Civil Hospital. TNS
6,581 malaria cases reported so far; Mewat badly affected

Sushil Manav

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 13

As many as 6,581 cases of malaria have been reported from the state till now. Over two third of these cases have been detected in Mewat alone followed by Yamunanagar, Palwal and Bhiwani.

A total of 4,388 patients suffering from malaria belong to Mewat district which recorded 6,600 cases last year. Of these, 281 cases are of more serious Plasmodium Falciparum (PF) type. Last year 4,387 cases of malaria were detected of which 167 were of PF type.

Some of the districts where more than 100 cases of malaria have been reported are — Yamunanagar (420), Palwal (396), Bhiwani (169), Karnal (158), Panchkula (153) and Hisar (138), Kurukshetra (119) and Panipat (116).

A maximum of 85 dengue cases have been detected in Ambala followed by Panchkula (58) and Gurgaon (41).

Nine cases of Chikungunia have also been reported in the state so far.

Dr Vijay Kumar Garg, Director (Vector Borne Disease), said the department had deployed 200 mosquito breeding checkers on contract basis. Besides, 45 multipurpose health workers have been deputed in Mewat from other districts of the state.

Garg said Rapid Diagnostic Tests (RDT) kits had been distributed among ASHA workers and health inspectors to conduct preliminary test.

He said the department paid Rs 90 per case to ASHA workers to administer treatment to malaria patients for 14 days in their presence.


All readers are invited to post comments responsibly. Any messages with foul language or inciting hatred will be deleted. Comments with all capital letters will also be deleted. Readers are encouraged to flag the comments they feel are inappropriate.
The views expressed in the Comments section are of the individuals writing the post. The Tribune does not endorse or support the views in these posts in any manner.
Share On