Seventeen fresh cases of dengue were reported from the city hospitals on Saturday. The patients are under treatment at various city hospitals.
Of them 12 patients belong to different city areas, including Giaspura, Sector 32, Jamalpur, Salem Tabri, Jodhewal, Munidan Kalan, Hargobind Nagar, Tibba Road and Focal Point. The remaining five cases were reported from Hoshiarpur.
A total of 183 cases of dengue have been reported so far from the city hospitals. Of them 90 patients belong to Ludhiana, 76 patients are from other districts and remaining 17 patients are from other states.
Meanwhile, following a complaint of sewerage blockage in Ranjit Nagar, Sherpur, district epidemiologist Dr Anil Verma along with two teams from health department surveyed 428 houses.
Verma said, “Only three cases of fever were found. Blood slides were prepared and health education was given to the patients. Municipal corporation has been asked to increase fogging in the area.”