Batala reports 12 people with Dengue symptoms

  • Vishal Sally, Hindustan Times, Batala
  • Updated: Sep 20, 2015 22:18 IST

Even as the administration claims to have taken preventive steps to curb the spread of dengue, more than a dozen people were admitted to various hospitals across the town on Sunday.

Of the new cases, six people have been admitted at the civil hospital and the rest are getting treatment at private hospitals.

Gurjant Singh, a resident of Batala, who was tested positive for dengue is under treatment at a private hospital, Aman (15), a resident of Kappori gate locality, is being treated at the civil hospital, where a separate ward has been set up.

Senior medical officer Dr Sukhdeep Singh said that for the Mceliza test, a confirmatory test, they were depending on Gurdaspur civil hospital, while the rest were being done at the hospital itself.

"A special team from the health department was undergoing 'breeder checker' sprays in various parts of the town," he added.

Interestingly, in spite of a hue and cry over the spread of the disease, heaps of garbage, filth and stagnant water continue to mark the town.

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