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14 more dengue cases confirmed

The number of dengue cases continued to rise with 14 more were confirmed at various hospitals of the city on Friday.Three dengue patients were under treatment at Apollo Hospital, two were admitted at Christian Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) Ludhiana, and nine patients were under treatment at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana.

punjab Updated: Sep 14, 2012 23:33 IST
HT Correspondent

The number of dengue cases continued to rise with 14 more were confirmed at various hospitals of the city on Friday.


Three dengue patients were under treatment at Apollo Hospital, two were admitted at Christian Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) Ludhiana, and nine patients were under treatment at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana.

Out of the 14 cases, seven are from Ludhiana -Manpreet Singh, Vivek, Chanan Singh, Gaumti Devi, Rajni Gupta, Vaneet and Japdeep Singh (Ratangarh).

The other patients are Deepak Gupta from Patiala, Kulwinder Kaur from Muktsar, Chanan Lal from Hoshiarpur, Mukhtiar Singh and Kulnoor, both from Jalandhar, and Tejinder Kaur and Gaurav Sahni, both from Jammu and Kashmir.

A total of 84 dengue cases have been confirmed till now this year from various hospitals of Ludhiana. Out of 84 dengue cases, 37 patients are from Ludhiana, 35 are from other districts of Punjab, whereas 12 cases are from other states.

According to doctors, high fever with body pains, vomiting, restlessness, loss of sleep and rashes over the skin are the symptoms of dengue. It is necessary to contact the consultant without any delay. Bleeding is also possible in severe cases.

District epidemiologist Dr Anil Verma said that the health department teams are creating awareness in various areas and also conducting fogging drives regularly.

According to the civil surgeon office, in 2011, a total of 1,662 dengue cases were reported in the district, followed by 23 deaths.