Dehradun: Drop in dengue cases reported

"It has led to a major difference with 781 dengue patients out of a total of 834 reported so far already cured of the disease and a drop in the number of cases being reported daily," Health Secretary Om Prakash said.

By: PTI | Dehradun | Published:September 19, 2016 8:37 pm
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Claiming a drop in the number of dengue cases reported on a day-to-day basis in Dehradun, the state government today said sanitisation and fogging being carried out on a war footing in different parts of the city had made a major difference. “Fogging is being carried out in every ward of the city
with the help of six large fogging machines on a regular basis and 54,018 buildings have been sanitised by volunteers drawn from different fields including NCC, Safai karamcharis and Asha Karyakatris.

“It has led to a major difference with 781 dengue patients out of a total of 834 reported so far already cured of the disease and a drop in the number of cases being reported daily,” Health Secretary Om Prakash said. 8 to 9 dengue cases are being registered daily in Dehradun as against the earlier average of 20 to 22 cases daily, he said.

The official said an elaborate plan involving district administration, Nagar Nigam, health department, civil defence and the Red Cross had been chalked by the CM to rein in the disease in Uttarakhand.