Stagnant Water: Health Dept Alert For 30k Haryana Homes | Chandigarh News

Chandigarh: As the cases of vector-borne diseases as well as skin allergies continue to pour in from flood-affected areas, Haryana health authorities have alerted the owners of around 30,700 household units where mosquito breeding was found by teams due to stagnant water in their premises.

Though there was no new casualty from dengue on Sunday, the number of cases in the state reached 177, with 10 new patients adding to the tally. One patient each has been taking treatment in private as well as government facility, the bulletin said.
While asking the owners or occupants of the buildings to take corrective measures, the health department’s quick reaction teams have also sprayed anti-mosquito breeding sprays in those areas.

According to information, till Saturday evening, total 13,024 persons had reported with skin diseases in the state as well. Similarly, cases of conjunctivitis in the flood-affected region as well as other areas has reached 5,169 while the number of people diagnosed with general water-linked disease went up to 40,883.
Total 10,219 cases of fever and 2,462 cases of gastroenteritis have also been reported. Health authorities claim that an intensified campaigning is on in the flood-affected areas as the number of special check up camps in 606 villages have reached 5,741.
“Besides diagnosis, treatment is being given on the spot and we are continuously distributing the ORS packets in the affected areas. We are specifically educating residents about the precautions to be taken to avoid further spread of disease,” said a health official deployed at the DGHS office.
As far as notices are concerned, this is an exercise to contain the vector-borne diseases in the affected areas, he added.
After Jind and Rewari, now Rohtak and Yamunanagar have emerged as new hotspots of dengue.
According to information, Jind continued to top

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