Dengue cases in Gujarat: AMC inspects 145 sites, issues notices

As a preventive measure against vector-borne diseases, the AMC has initiated a drive to find out mosquito breeding sites, issue notices and slap penalty.

By: Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Updated: September 20, 2016 6:16 am

An eighteen-year-old man, suffering from dengue, died at a private hospital in the city Sunday night. In September, dengue has claimed two lives in the city, so far.

As a preventive measure against vector-borne diseases, the AMC has initiated a drive to find out mosquito breeding sites, issue notices and slap penalty.

On Monday, as many as 145 units in the city were inspected for mosquito breeding sites. These included construction sites and educational institutions. Out of these, the AMC’s health department issued notices to 52, most in the west zone (16) and the east zone (14).

A fine of Rs 1.23 lakh was also collected during the inspection. Some of the noted education institutes to be inspected were L D Engineering college campus in Navrangpura, Physical Research Laboratory (PRL) Navrangpura, Gujarat University, Bhavan’s College in Khanpur and M G Science Institute in Navrangpura.

As per records, in September (till 17), 94 dengue cases have been reported in Ahmedabad from various municipal and private hospitals.

This year, from January 1, a total of 645 dengue cases have been reported. Against dengue, malaria cases shot up to 1,290 from September 1 to 17. When compared to previous year, as many as 1,950 malaria cases were reported in the entire month of September.

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