Locals await fogging in dengue-hit areas - ECAS Punjab

Locals await fogging in dengue-hit areas

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Abohar, October 27

After Covid-19 outbreak, Abohar residents, who are dealing with rising dengue cases, feel fogging needs to be intensified in the town.

Rising cases a concern

Abohar residents, who are dealing with rising dengue cases, feel fogging needs to be intensified in the town

A woman teacher in a government school in a village near Abohar has been referred to Sriganganagar as her platelet count nosedived to an alarming level.

The Health Department has now appointed a lab technician to conduct dengue tests in the Civil Hospital here free while it costs up to Rs 700 in private labs. Earlier, samples were sent to the district headquarters in Fazilka for tests. Reports of 57 samples are still awaited.

Senior Medical Officer Ashwani Kumar said so far 86 dengue patients had been detected and a separate ward had been set up in the Civil Hospital. A team today inspected 1,182 houses and examined 2,271 water bodies. At 32 places, larvae were detected and destroyed.

Another team had yesterday inspected 1,335 houses and examined 2709 water bodies. It had destroyed larvae in 82 houses. It was found that most of the citizens had stopped using desert coolers after maximum temperature fell to 26 degree Celsius. Many water containers in open areas were also found uncovered.

Sources said a 40-year-old businessman Kuntal Kukkar and 14-year-old school student Nikhil Verma were the latest casualties of dengue here.



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