Dengue on the rise, malls with stagnant water served notices

  • | Friday | 22nd September, 2023

Noida: The health department on Thursday issued notices to 13 commercial complexes, including malls like GIP in Sector 38 and Spice Mall in Sector 25, after waterlogging was detected on their premises during an inspection by district malaria teams.The dengue tally is at 460 in Noida while in Ghaziabad with 13 new cases, the total number is 540.The health department in both districts has deployed teams to check mosquito prevention arrangements in rural and urban areas. ASHA workers have also been involved in checking symptomatic patients and implementing prevention measures in rural parts of both Noida and Ghaziabad."On Thursday 67 malaria teams visited 62 localities in rural as well as urban areas in the district and issued notices wherever larvae are found. During the drive, 2,413 houses were inspected and anti-larvae medicines were sprayed at 58 locations, said Dr RK Gupta, district surveillance officer . Among the new patients in Ghaziabad on Wednesday, the youngest patient is a 6-day-old boy from Prem Nagar, and the eldest is a 40-year-old man from Crossing Republic. The other patients are residents of Nandgram, Behrampur, Bhojpur and Surya Nagar.We also published the following articles recentlyDaltonganj detects one dengue patient, stableA 16-year-old boy in Daltonganj, India has tested positive for dengue fever. The boy does not require hospitalization, but testing is being conducted in the area. Private labs are also testing for dengue, but the civil surgeon has requested that positive cases be sent to the MMCH Daltonganj for the Elisa test. In Bihar, there has been a spike in dengue cases, with over 1,000 cases reported this year. A new strain of dengue, known as DEN 2, has been found in Noida, causing severe symptoms.Dengue: Health dept steps up preventive measuresThe health department in Coimbatore has implemented preventive measures to control the spread of dengue, including collaborating with scrap dealers to remove potential breeding grounds for mosquitoes. Cleaning drives, fogging activities, and fever case reporting are also being conducted. The district has not detected any cases of the Nipah virus, but surveillance and fever screening are being intensified in bordering villages. In neighboring Dakshina Kannada district, Karnataka, fever surveillance has been strengthened following two Nipah virus deaths in Kozhikode district, Kerala. Precautions and proper hygiene practices are being emphasized.HC issues notices to state on delay docs rural postingA group of doctors in Madhya Pradesh has filed a petition in the high court, seeking exemption from compulsory rural service or posting in rural areas. The doctors, who completed their MBBS and internship, claim that they have not been given postings or a no objection certificate (NOC) from the state government. The court has issued notices to the respondents and the case will be heard in October. The doctors argue that they are from outside the state and there are vacancies in their native states.

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