Dengue cases on rise in HP, health dept is­sues ad­vi­sory

Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - - HARYANA HINDUSTANTIMES -

SHIMLA: Amid ris­ing dengue cases in Hi­machal Pradesh , the state health depart­ment has is­sued an ad­vi­sory. Health min­is­ter Kaul Singh Thakur con­vened a meet­ing in this re­gard and is­sued nec­es­sary di­rec­tions on Tues­day. He said the treat­ment for dengue is be­ing given free of cost in the state.

In the ad­vi­sory, the depart­ment has asked ur­ban lo­cal bod­ies to lay more em­pha­sis on san­i­ta­tion, for which the health depart­ment has de­cided to pro­vide spray ma­chines to ur­ban lo­cal bod­ies.

The health min­is­ter has di­rected the district ad­min­is­tra­tion Solan to de­pute SDM, tehsil­dar and other of­fi­cers in dengue af­fected ar­eas and as­sess the sit­u­a­tion.

In Hi­machal Pradesh, around 401 peo­ple have tested dengue pos­i­tive so far.

As many as 265 peo­ple have tested pos­i­tive for dengue in Solan district. Most of these are mi­grant labour­ers liv­ing in Baddi, Par­wanoo, Baroti­wala and Nala­garh- in­dus­trial ar­eas.

Indira Gandhi med­i­cal Col­lege (IGMC) se­nior med­i­cal su­per­in­ten­dent Dr Ramesh Chand said dengue cases are ris­ing. “Most of these tested pos­i­tive have been con­tracted with dengue when they were out­side the state,” he said.

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