The Gurgaon district has emerged as the most high risk area in Haryana when it comes to dengue with maximum number of cases being reported till date this year. Considering an alarming rise in dengue cases in neighbouring states like Punjab,Uttar Pradesh and Delhi,the state health department has strengthened its operations to control spread of the water-borne disease.
A total of 383 confirmed dengue cases have been reported this year in Haryana compared to 87 cases during the corresponding period of last year.
Gurgaon is the worst affected district with 166 cases till date. Also,one death due to dengue has been reported from Sonepat district. Dengue has also spread to new areas, a health official said.
Director General (Health services) Dr Narender Arora said: Keeping in view the prevailing situation,a video conference on dengue has been held to take stock of the situation and issue necessary instructions to field units…
According to the Health department,1,729 cases of dengue have been reported from Delhi,650 from Uttar Pradesh and 340 from Punjab. These areas may have acted as a source of infection to nearby districts including Gurgaon and Panchkula. Moreover,improper water management,external storage of stagnant rain water,unplanned construction activities and lifestyle changes are some of the major factors responsible for proliferation of breeding sites of mosquitoes and thus,for spread of dengue, said an official.
It has also been decided to intensify fogging and anti-larval operations and reserve wards for management of dengue patients.