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Indore: 3 more dengue patients traced, health department raises alert


Indore: Three more patients tested positive for dengue in city on Thursday taking the total number of dengue patients to 31. About 21 patients have tested positive since June 1 including 15 patients who tested positive in last 10 days.

Chief medical and health officer Dr HN Nayak asked senior department officials to chalk out a plan to monitor the disease and launch awareness drive as the number of cases is increasing due to mosquito breeding. The senior officials have sought public support in controlling the menace of vector-borne diseases.

According to IDSP in-charge Dr Asha Pandit, the dengue patients have been admitted in private hospitals of the city. She said precautionary measures are being taken to control dengue. “We are sending our teams for fogging and to conduct surveys in the city. We have also sent a letter to civic bodies for participating in the campaign to fight the vector-borne and seasonal diseases,” Dr Pandit added.

“Generally, people use mosquito repellents at night. But due to changes in climatic conditions they must use them during the day as the aedes mosquito bites in day time,” chief medical and health officer Dr HN Nayak said.

Larvae found at 6 places

A joint team of district health department and Indore Municipal Corporation launched survey to trace larvae in Transport Nagar on Thursday. During the drive, officials collected fine of Rs 1500 from shops and houses for unhygienic conditions, which are a breeding ground for mosquitoes.

District malaria officer Dr Dharmendra Jain said, “We have launched a drive to eliminate dengue larvae. During the drive, we surveyed 50 places and found larvae in vehicle tyres at six residential and commercial buildings.”