Dengue cases in city hospitals rise to 191

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: Nov 13, 2014 11:39 IST

With four persons testing positive for dengue on Wednesday, the total number of dengue cases has risen to 191 from hospitals in the city.

A 45-year-old man from Rahon Road, 48-year-old man from Haibowal Kalan and 32-year-old from Salem Tabri were tested positive of dengue from Ludhiana. A 25-year-old from Kapurthala also tested positive for dengue. The patients are undergoing treatment at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital.

Out of total 191 dengue patients diagnosed in Ludhiana hospitals, 143 were from Ludhiana, 42 from other districts of Punjab and six from other states.

District epidemiologist Dr Anil Verma said, “ The health department is also conducting a drive to check breeding of dengue larvae in various areas. A team of 20 breeding-checkers along with insect collectors and multipurpose health supervisors have been conducting inspections regularly.”

On Wednesday, the team found dengue larvae in one cooler and three drums in New Chander Nagar and in two coolers and two containers in Hira Bihar Colony.

Report suspected case s to nearest hospital or dispensary or call Civil Surgeon Office Control Room at 0161-2444193.

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