More Than 200 People Test Positive for Dengue in Jammu and Kashmir
Jammu: As many as 222 folks had been examined certain for dengue in Jammu and Kashmir this yr, a well being division legit stated on Saturday, saying that there is not any wish to panic as vital measures are in position to maintain the vector-borne illness.
Last yr, the whole selection of dengue sufferers within the state used to be 214, whilst no person has died because of the illness within the remaining 4 years, the legit stated.
At 75, Jammu district accounted for the utmost circumstances adopted by way of Samba (73), Kathua (24) and Rajouri (22).
Six circumstances have been reported from Udhampur, two every in Poonch, Ramban and Kishtwar and one every in Reasi and Doda districts.
There have been best two circumstances reported from Kashmir valley, 3 others have been from outdoor the state whilst the deal with of 9 others remained unknown, he stated.
“It isn’t a panic scenario as virtually all sufferers have recovered absolutely. We were given the primary dengue affected person on August 2 and at the moment, the downtrend in such circumstances has already began and the specter of dengue shall be over by way of subsequent week,” the legit stated.
From January 1 until date, 1084 blood samples have been taken for screening of which 222 have been discovered certain for dengue, the legit stated. The certain circumstances incorporated 5 sufferers whose stories have been gained on Friday.
He stated a marketing campaign used to be introduced by way of the well being division to teach folks concerning the preventive measures to be taken to stay themselves secure from the illness.
Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) additionally performed a thermal fogging marketing campaign and particular sanitation power to fight the unfold of dengue and malaria, the legit stated.
Meanwhile, Divisional Commissioner, Jammu, Sanjeev Verma on Friday reviewed the measures being taken as much as maintain dengue within the Jammu department at a top degree assembly right here.
The assembly used to be knowledgeable that good enough preparations had been installed position to regard the sufferers and to maintain the illness, an legit spokesman stated.
He stated the involved officials apprised the ones provide within the assembly that enough blood and remedy and diagnostic equipments are to be had within the hospitals and no casualty is reported thus far.
Verma directed JMC for making sure common sanitation drives in each and every ward of town, cleanliness of lanes and drains but even so fogging and sprays.
He requested well being services and products division to be sure that the dengue sufferers get correct and rapid remedy in the entire well being establishments of the department.
He additionally requested the dept to be sure that consciousness in regards to the preventive measures and remedy for dengue is raised in each and every corner and nook of the area to struggle the unfold of this dreaded illness.
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