19 new dengue cases reported in Indore; total number reaches 65
To add to the worries of the health department, 19 new cases of dengue were reported in the city on Tuesday. The total figure of positive cases has now reached 65.
"The number of cases has increased drastically. Initially the situation was under control, but the alarming number of cases appearing in a day is a source of concern," said Dr GL Sodi, in-charge of Integrated Disease Surveillance Project, Indore.
"We have taken all precautions, but the disease is spreading at a fast pace. Even if figures are to be counted, one will find that all the cases are spread across the city. Not even a single place in the city has a repeated case of dengue," added Dr Sodi.
However, the health department has issued notifications to all government health officials to create awareness about the disease. Also they have been asked to keep a check on their respective areas.
Taking a strict note of dumping of cow dung and other waste materials in Buddha Nullah, the Ludhiana municipal corporation has started issuing notices to over 500 dairy owners in Haibowal and Tajpur road dairy complexes. MC superintending engineer Rajinder Singh said the notices are being served to dairy owners on the directions of MC chief Shena Aggarwal, who had also conducted a meeting with dairy owners' association a few days ago.
An 85-year-old woman died while as many as 37 residents tested positive for Covid-19 in Ludhiana on Thursday. The deceased was a resident of Sector-32 of Chandigarh Road. She was admitted to Christian Medical College and Hospital following complaints of hypertension and diabetes. Currently, there are 226 active cases, of which 212 patients are in home isolation.
After an elderly businessman was shot dead here on Wednesday night and with no major breakthrough in the case, police on Thursday said efforts were on to nab the killers and ascertain motive behind this killing. Fuel pump owner Mohan Singh (80) owned two fuel stations--- one at the Gumtala Bypass and one at the Rattan Singh Chowk. Mohan was on his way from Rattan Singh Chowk to his house at around 10 pm when the attack took place.
Three rape cases were reported in Ludhiana on Wednesday. In all cases, the perpetrators of the crime were known to the victims. In the first case, a man was arrested for raping the six-year-old daughter of his tenant in Phullanwal village. The victim's mother stated that her daughter had gone missing on August 7. The accused has been identified as Gauravpal. A case of rape has been registered and hunt launched for the accused.
A day before 'Raksha Bandhan', a 30-year-old man, who is the lone brother of two sisters, was hacked to death with sharp-edged weapons in Raqba village of Mullanpur Dakha on Wednesday. Jatinder has been identified as Jatinder Singh, of Raqba village. He was a farmer and set to get engaged on Sunday. The family started a search for him, but to no avail. Later, they informed the police.