In dengue prevention drive UT challaned 2000 residents. With the onset of Dengue season, the Malaria Wing of Health Department Chandigarh Administration has geared up Field activities for Prevention & Control of Dengue. The major source of breeding has been found to be the coolers and in house containers. It was also observed during the field analysis that the cases of Dengue are isolated cases and there is no clustering. Till now more than 436 cases of dengue has been diagnosed in the health centres located in Chandigarh. Out of these 112 confirmed cases are residents of UT-Chandigarh (till the release of press note) which have been diagnosed as Dengue fever at various government and private laboratories. Four case of Chickenguniya has also been detected at Chandigarh but no fresh case has been detected. All the above patients detected with Dengue had reported in OPD and there has been no death due to Dengue of Chandigarh resident till date. All these cases have been confirmed after field investigations and on ELISA based method which was initially considered to be the probable cases tested at various private labs.
To further strengthen the preventive activities, daily fumigation is being carried out alongwith strengthening of field activities which includes mass awareness, checking of breeding sources like coolers, containers, tyres and other sources. Till date 30 challans, 50 show cause notices and more than 2000 notices have been issued to the defaulters.
Today under dengue drive
Total number of houses
|2||Total number of coolers||2886||127|
|3||Total number of containers||10177||71|
|4||Total numbers of overhead tanks||4833||3|
|5||Total large water bodies||166|
|6||Total notices issued||40|
Free Dengue testing facility is available at Department of Virology, PGIMER Chandigarh, Department of Microbiology GMCH-32, GMSH-16 and District Priority Lab (IDSP) at Civil Hospital Manimajra. The residents of Chandigarh are requested to take following precautionary measures with regard to Malaria and Dengue.
Do’s & Don’ts for prevention & Control of Malaria & Dengue
- Do not allow water to stagnate in and around your houses.
- Remove water from coolers and other small containers at least once in a week.
- Always keep house top tank properly covered.
- Do not throw discarded containers, tyres, pitchers and pots on the roof top.
- Do not wear clothes that expose arms and legs.
- Use mosquito nets or mosquito repellents while sleeping.
- Avoid the use of Aspirin for Fever and Body Ache during dengue season
- In case of fever report to the nearest dispensary/ hospital.
“Early Diagnosis – Prompt Treatment”
Dengue Helpline Number: 9779558282