Screening of dengue - malaria cases starts in Gurugram

  • | Wednesday | 9th June, 2021

The Gurugram health department has formed special teams, for screening border areas for dengue and malaria, as cases increase in capital.

After dengue and malaria cases rose in the national capital, the Gurugram District Health Department has also issued an alert. The department has now started screening to identify dengue and malaria cases in areas adjoining the Delhi border.

For this, the department has formed special teams. These teams will survey the areas adjoining the border every 15 days. Patients suffering from fever and other symptoms will be identified and examined. Also, spray and fogging work has been started in these areas to prevent the disease.

However, the health department has not confirmed a single case of dengue and malaria in Gurugram so far.

A large number of people from Delhi and Gurugram cross the border daily. Due to the continuous movement between Delhi and Gurugram, the screening campaign has been started.

Health officials said the teams carried out a screening campaign in Mullahera, Wazirpur, and Dundahera. During this, it identified patients with fever and other symptoms. A team of the municipal corporation conducted fogging in the area to prevent mosquito breeding.

According to the health department officials, since January this year till now, the health teams have issued notices to 1,090 people who were responsible for mosquito breeding.

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