Tibba road has maximum dengue patients in city

As the number of dengue cases nears 1,000, the health department has brought out a list of top 10 areas of the city that are most affected by the sting of vector-borne disease.
By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2015 10:37 PM IST

As the number of dengue cases nears 1,000, the health department has brought out a list of top 10 areas of the city that are most affected by the sting of vector-borne disease.

The number of dengue patients in Ludhiana have reached 973 on Tuesday which was only 917 till Monday. With 51 cases, Tibba road is the area where majority of cases in Ludhiana were diagnosed.

As the dengue cases started pouring in during May this year, the number increased drastically during the past two months when the temperature was high and weather was sultry.

Dr Ramesh Bhagat, district epidemiologist, said the total number of dengue patients has reached to 973 on Tuesday. He said Tibba road is the area from where majority of cases were reported.

The municipal corporation (MC) and the health department had held fogging and launched an awareness campaign at Tibba road, however, water stagnation inside the houses in the area was a major cause of penetration of dengue causing mosquitoes in the area.

As per the health department most of the patients from Tibba road are either the migrant labourers or those from poor families.

Salem Tabri, another area with high migrant population has reported 32 cases of dengue, while Pakhowal road has reported 26 cases. The fourth number of dengue cases has been from Haibowal with 23 cases. 18 cases were reported from old vegetable market and 16 from areas near Jalandhar bypass.

Shimlapuri reported 15 cases and Sherpur 11. While on the other hand, areas from Model Town to Model Gram reported 10 cases. All these cases are from small areas as most of the other cases were scattered.

Meanwhile, a total number of cases in Ludhiana hospitals admitted from other district has reached to 337 and other states to 23.

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