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Ludhiana: Health dept finds dengue larvae in 100 tyres

The health department on Thursday raided the Tyre Market opposite Railway Station and found dengue larvae and adult mosquito in as many as 100 tyres.

punjab Updated: Oct 09, 2015 23:53 IST
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Tyre Market

The health department on Thursday raided the Tyre Market opposite Railway Station and found dengue larvae and adult mosquito in as many as 100 tyres. (HT Photo )

The health department on Thursday raided the Tyre Market opposite Railway Station and found dengue larvae and adult mosquito in as many as 100 tyres.

On the other hand, number of dengue cases in Ludhiana reached a toll of 722 on Thursday.

The health department had raided the area few days ago and found many tyres filled with water and dengue larvae in it. Warning was given to members of the market committee but nothing has been done so far.

A team of health department’s malaria wing reached the area on Thursday morning at around 12 noon and started searching the spot for tyres filled with fresh water, which is a breeding ground for dengue mosquito.

Health department officials were shocked when they found hundreds of tyres stored on the rooftop of the shops. Amarjeet Singh of the malaria wing, who led the team, said the tyres were not only having larvae but also adult mosquito that could have wrecked havoc on the people around.

“We raided several shops, including Oberoi tyres, where 25 tyres out of total 50 on roof were having dengue larvae. Jassi tyre was having 30 tyre on rooftop with five having dengue larvae,” said Singh.

He said shop number 7 on the side of Lakkar Bazaar was having 200 tyres on rooftop with at least 50 dengue larvae.

The department also raided Brown Road from where at least eight cases of dengue were reported few days ago and found that at least 10 coolers in the area were having dengue larvae.

Meanwhile, Dr Ramesh Kumar said the number of dengue patients in Ludhiana district has reached 722. “The number of dengue patients admitted in Ludhiana hospitals from other districts has reached 255 and those from other states have reached to 18,” added Dr Ramesh.