During the past 18 days,Chandigarh has witnessed an upsurge in the number of dengue cases reported from different hospitals,both within the city as well as the region.
While the total number of cases of dengue from the city has risen to 16,the number of cases from neighbouring states including Punjab and Haryana,is 18.
Officials from the UT Health Department say that even though the number of cases have increased during the past two weeks,the situation is not alarming. The cases have started pouring in only in the last week of September whereas last year,till September,the city had received 54 cases. Nonetheless,we are making efforts to increase awareness among the residents to control the spread of the disease, said a senior official of the UT health department.
There are 15 cases of dengue in PGI,out of which 7 are from the city. Similarly,at GMCH 32,there are 14 cases,out of which five are from the city.
According to a UT health department official,there is one patient of dengue at the Government Multi-Specialty Hospital,Sector 16. An official with the department said fumigation was being carried out in high-risk areas.