Dengue continues to plague Doon valley

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Dengue continues to plague Doon valley

Wednesday, 23 October 2019 | PNS | Dehradun

Dengue is continuing to affect the residents of provisional state capital Dehradun and nearby areas. The dropping of the temperatures is also proving in effective in curbing the menace of the disease.

On Tuesday, the district health authorities reported 47 new cases of the disease. With these cases, the number of dengue affected patients

in the State capital has climbed to 4,629.

The Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of Dehradun, Dr SK Gupta said 14 cases of the disease were reported by the laboratory of Government Doon Medical College (GDMC) hospital on Tuesday. 

Similarly ten new cases were reported from the Gandhi centenary eye hospital and 23 cases were reported from Community Health Centre (CHC) Raipur.

The health department has set up facility of Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) test at GDMC, Coronation, Gandhi eye, SPS Rishikesh and CHC Raipur hospitals.

Dr Gupta said there is no need of panic for the disease but advised people to ensure that breeding grounds inside and in the vicinity of their houses is destroyed.

He said people should wear full sleeved clothes during day time to reduce exposure for the mosquito bite.

Meanwhile, the health department reported 136 new cases of the disease in the State on the day.

The department reported 39 new cases in Nainital which took the toll of the disease in the district to 2,697.

Similarly 32 cases were reported from Udham Singh Nagar and 18 from Haridwar.

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