Councillors to meet mayor over rising dengue cases

As per the officials of health department, a total of 1,112 cases have been reported in the district so far and five deaths have been reported till now.

By: Express News Service | Mohali | Published:October 23, 2017 5:19 am
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AFTER MORE than 1,100 cases of dengue were reported in the city, some of the councillors are up in arms against the Municipal Corporation and accused the officials of using sub-standard chemical for fogging which is not proving to be effective to kill mosquitoes. The councillors are also going to meet Commissioner Sandeep Hans and Mayor Kulwant Singh. As per the officials of health department, a total of 1,112 cases have been reported in the district so far and five deaths have been reported till now. Last year, the district also had the highest number of dengue cases in the state with around 1,800 cases. BJP councillor Ashok Jha said that first the fogging is not done in many areas in Shahi Majra area which is one of the most prone areas in the city. He alleged that they are suspecting something wrong in the chemical used for fogging in the areas.

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