IEP Dehradun September 28
The increase in the cases of the dengue in Dehradun is continuing to create scare to the administration and general public. The state health department reported 45 new patients of dengue in Dehradun district. With it the patient count of dengue has jumped to 716 in Dehradun this season. The authorities have so far reported 995 cases of the disease in the State out of which 70 per cent cases are from Dehradun district.
The district vector borne diseases officer of Dehradun, Subhash Joshi said that the condition of all the patients is stable and they are recovering from the disease. Joshi said that Aedes mosquitoes – the vector of dengue- are capable of laying their eggs in one spoonful of water so the pots, vases, water bottles and coolers should be decanted. He said that anti dengue activities are in full swing in the affected and the sensitive areas of the district. Joshi informed that the health department with the help of ASHA workers has undertaken source reduction activity on a large scale in the city.