Patiala: Dengue stings 45 more, tally increases to 326

Patiala: Dengue stings 45 more, tally increases to 326

Tribune News Service

Patiala, October 22

As many as 45 fresh cases of dengue surfaced in the district today, taking the overall tally this season to 326.

Civil Surgeon Dr Prince Sodhi, who, along with other health officials, participated in the anti-dengue drive today, said around 23,627 households were checked during the anti-dengue drive and larvae were found at 421 households. Health officials destroyed the larvae immediately, the Civil Surgeon said.

The Health Department also held a meeting with private hospitals to assess the availability of beds for dengue patients. The hospitals have been asked to report dengue cases to the department. Hospitals have also been asked to conduct only the ELISA test for confirmation of the vector-borne disease.

Meanwhile, the Health Department issued an advisory, asking residents to wear full-sleeved clothes during the day. The department also asked residents to use mosquito repellent until the end of this month to prevent being bitten by mosquitoes.

6 cases at Bathonia village

The Health Department informed that six fresh cases of dengue surfaced at Bathonia village in the Rajpura block of the district. With this, around 22 cases have already been reported from the village over the past few days.

Health advisory

The Health Department has issued an advisory, asking residents to wear full-sleeved clothes during the day. The department also asked residents to use mosquito repellent until the end of this month to prevent being bitten by mosquitoes.

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