By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 08th October:- A special drive was conducted today at Sector 37 A and B jointly by Municipal Corporation and Malaria wing Chandigarh. Team was led Dr Gaurav Aggarwal and staff from Municipal Corporation. One more team was led by Assistant Director Malaria along with State Epidemiologist at EWS colony Dhanas .Under this drive, house to house visits were made. It was observed that major source of breeding is in house containers and coolers alongwith garbage dumps in these areas.
In the presence of prominent persons of the area, fogging was done at Vikas Nagar, Charan Singh colony, Village Kajheri , Palsora and sector 55. Today, fogging will be done at sector 15, sector 37 A and B, Maloya Colny and Maloya village, CBI colony by vehicle mounted and hand held fogging machines.
Today 9 cases of Dengue has been reported from various health institutions which includes 5 new cases and4 confirmed amongst probable cases(till the release of press note)which brings the total number of Dengue cases to 531 in the city.1 fresh cases of Chickungunya have been reported by GMCH 32 and PGIMER. The details of 77 cases of Chickungunya detected in Chandigarh is; 23 imported, 22 wrong address and 32 from Chandigarh.
To further strengthen the preventive activities, daily fumigation is being carried out alongwith strengthening of field activities which includes mass awareness, checking of breeding sources like coolers, containers, tyres and other sources.