With the district health department reporting 17 new cases of the disease on Monday, the menace of dengue in the provisional state capital Dehradun is continuing unabated. The number of dengue affected patients now has jumped to 432.
The district vector borne diseases officer, Subhash Joshi said that teams of the health department visited Dalanawala police station and police lines on the day. He said that the teams detected the larvae of Tiger mosquito from the coolers and other places. Joshi said that the water from coolers was decanted and the information about dengue was provided to the policemen and their families. Incidentally many police personnel of the city have fallen prey to this vector borne disease.
Joshi added that teams of health department and Municipal Corporation of Dehradun (MCD) are visiting the affected areas and activities like fogging and spread of insecticides are being undertaken apart from spreading awareness on preventive measures to be adopted for the disease. He said that people should ensure that the breeding places of mosquitoes inside their homes and vicinity are destroyed.