Ghaziabad: Dengue cases on rise in the city

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Ghaziabad: Dengue cases on rise in the city

Currently, 81 patients are under treatment at various hospitals in the district, officials said

Ghaziabad: Dengue cases on rise in the city

Ghaziabad: There is no reduction in the number of dengue cases in the city this Diwali. On Monday, 17 new cases of dengue were recorded. The number of cases is about to reach 1000 since September 1. Of the 1000 cases, 647 cases have been recorded in the month of October. According to Nagar Nigam data, the number of cases reported this year so far is the highest since 2013. In 2013, 1642 cases were reported including 4 deaths. However, there is no death reported this year so far.

Currently, 81 patients are under treatment at various hospitals in the district, officials said.

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“The cases have shown an increasing trend, but we expect that the cases will decline once the temperature starts dipping. Our teams have been working on anti-larvae and anti-fogging activities. Further, a month-long door-to-door campaign is also going on to find out cases of fever,” said Dr. Rakesh Gupta, District Surveillance Officer.

Union Health Minister, Mansukh Mandaviya on Monday did a high-profile meeting on the Dengue cases. He stressed on coordination of the center and state to work together on this issue. He emphasized making a joint action plan for each state. “Many poor people are not diagnosed properly and their deaths go unreported,” Dr. Mandaviya said.

In the meeting, Mandviya suggested Union Health Secretary to make teams for the most affected areas. He also directed that in subsequent review meetings the data and details of each affected area must be presented.