Patiala, September 24
With these 17 new cases detected on Friday, the overall tally of dengue cases increased to 46 in the district.
The detection of new breeding sites, due to fresh spell of rains, has made the situation worse.
The Health Department informed that fresh cases were reported from Patiala City, Kallon Majra and Rajpura block of the district.
Dr Sumeet Singh, District Epidemiologist, said the district was witnessing a sudden rise over the past few days. He said, “We need more community participation to curb the spread. Dengue larvae are being detected from households regularly. During the Friday dry day campaign, officials found dengue mosquito larvae at 485 sites.”
He said that a team of health officials had already been on the ground to stave off the dengue breeding near the residence of the positive patients.
Health officials further informed that they had directed the health centres to set up fever-counters to screen the suspected dengue patients.
Meanwhile, Dr Gagan Grover, state nodal officer, said, “The Health Department is all geared up to tackle any kind of situation.” —TNS
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