Tribune News Service
Ludhiana, October 21
The Bhartiya Janata Yuva Morcha today held a protest against the MC for allegedly not taking the required steps for the prevention of dengue and malaria. The protesters alleged that the fogging is not being done properly in the city.
53 new cases
- As many as 53 cases of dengue were reported in the district on Thursday. Now the total number of dengue cases in the district has reached 580.
- Out of the total cases, 423 belong to Ludhiana city, 19 to Khanna and 28 to Jagaron. Total 470 cases have been detected from urban areas and 110 from rural areas.
- A total of 148 dengue patients have been admitted to hospitals and till now, 432 patients have been discharged so far.
District president of the BJYM Kushagar Kashyap along with other party workers held a protest outside the MC Zone A office. They said they are protesting in order to wake up the Municipal Corporation as dengue cases are rising every day.
Kashyap claimed that the hospitals of the city are full of dengue patients and even the local clinics of doctors are seeing every other patient suffering from dengue.
He alleged that there has been no fogging in any ward and if there is fogging done by corporation officials it is being done after 20 to 30 days, which should be done twice a week. He said there is no drive held by the MC in order to make the people aware of waste management and avoid water getting stagnant, etc, to keep away the mosquitoes.
Meanwhile, BJP president Pushpinder Singal demanded timely fogging in every area of the city and also gave an ultimatum that if within three days fogging is not started in every area of the city then a protest against all the councillors of the Congress in every ward will be held outside their houses and offices.
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