The total number of dengue cases in SAS Nagar has reached 446 with 81 cases reported on Friday. These patients had been getting treatment at GMCH Sector 32 for 10 ten days, but were reported to the SAS Nagar authorities on Monday.
Three deaths have also been reported, but the health authorities claim the situation is under control. In 2015, 544 dengue cases were reported till November, when the spread of the disease had started around August.
“Eighty one cases have been reported as being under treatment at Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, over the past 10 ten days,” said Dr Ranjit Guru, civil surgeon SAS Nagar.
The maximum number of cases of dengue fever were reported from Phases 4 and 5, though patients also came from Phase 10 and Sectors 68 and 70. The health authorities are creating awareness among residents and well as government officials on maintaining hygiene.
Nine fresh cases reported from Chandigarh
Chandigarh: Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, on Friday released their pending confirmation report of 128 positive cases of dengue. Of the patients on the list, 25 were from Haryana, 74 from Punjab and nine from Chandigarh. These cases have been confirmed by Elisa test.
Source said two patients with symptoms of chikengunya are under examination at the PGI. So far, the administration has issued 30 challans, 50 show-case notices and more than 2,268 notices.
Free dengue testing facility is available at department of Virology, PGIMER, department of microbiology, GMCH-32, GMSH-16 and district priority lab (IDSP) at civil hospital Manimajra. HTC
72 cases reported in P’kula
Panchkula: The number of dengue cases in Panchkula has risen to 72, according to the malaria department. “Till Thursday there were 71 cases and till Wednesday there were 64 patients of dengue. There have been no more case of chikungunya and the number of cases are still at 4,” said Dr Vijay Garg, director general health services (malaria). In 2015, there were a total of 125 dengue cases in Panchkula. HTC