Zika stings Jaipur as to­tal cases touch 50

Eight New Ones Re­ported, Houses To Be Checked For Lar­vae

The Times of India (Mumbai edition) - - TIMES NATION -

Jaipur: With eight new cases be­ing re­ported on Satur­day, to­tal num­ber of Zika pos­i­tive cases here has gone up to 50, of whom 38 are do­ing fine, ac­cord­ing to the health depart­ment. Now, since Zika cases are no longer con­fined only to Shas­tri Na­gar here, the health depart­ment, along with Jaipur Mu­nic­i­pal Cor­po­ra­tion (JMC), will from Sun­day go on door-todoor check­ing of houses in the city.

House-own­ers will be fined if lar­vae are found in their houses. On Satur­day, as many as 276 teams were de­ployed for con­duct­ing sur­vey of Zika-af­fected ar­eas.

Since Zika cases are con­stantly be­ing re­ported from the city, the health depart- ment has is­sued di­rec­tions for tak­ing dis­ci­plinary ac­tion against of­fi­cials who are not do­ing their du­ties prop­erly.

On Satur­day, ad­di­tional chief sec­re­tary (health) Veenu Gupta in­spected Zika-af­fected Shas­tri Na­gar and vis­ited Heer­abagh nurses’ train­ing cen­tre, where a fa­cil­ity for iso­lat­ing pa­tients in­fected with Zika virus has been set up. A health depart­ment of­fi­cial said that with the help of the dis­trict col­lec­tor and ad­min­is­tra­tion of Ra­jput Hos­tel in the city’s Sindhi Camp area, where four Zika-pos­i­tive cases have been re­ported, fa­cil­i­ties for food and fill­ing of ex­am­i­na­tion forms have been put in place. Stu­dents who needed to com­plete fill­ing of ex­am­i­na­tion forms were al­lowed to do so at the hos­tel. About 140 res­i­dents of the hos­tel have been con­fined to its premises.

The health depart­ment claimed that peo­ple were not clean­ing their wa­ter tanks, thereby pro­vid­ing a breed­ing ground for mos­qui­toes in their houses.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from India

© PressReader. All rights reserved.