Only 21 malaria cases reported so far this year, no chikungunya case yetTribune News ServiceChandigarh, December 6The city has witnessed a sharp decline in the cases of malaria, dengue and chikungunya this year.
As per the latest report of the Health Department, the city recorded only 21 malaria cases up to November 30 this year in comparison to 44 cases recorded during the same period last year.
Cases of adjoining states are referred to the GMCH-32 and the PGI and are labelled as imported cases, whereas Chandigarh residents are labelled as indigenous cases.
The Annual Parasite Incidence of Chandigarh has been recorded at 0.019 during the year 2019 and the UT is moving towards malaria elimination.
This happened due to the sustained efforts of the Health Department with its multi-focus approach and convergence support of various departments of the UT Administration.