19 positive cases of Dengue in Jammu; Health dept. signals no alarm

Jammu, September 29: Out of 167 samples tested from different parts of Jammu, 19 have tested positive. The health department has claimed that the number is not alarming. The department has also appealed to the general public to not create any panic as the situation is under control.

According to latest data, in the last three days, two more cases have been detected positive which has taken the total count of patients to 19.

Dr. BS Pathania, Director, Health Services, Jammu has said that  if we compare the number of positive cases detected in Punjab and Delhi in 2013, 19 is not an alarming number and there is no point getting panicked.

He also said that the department is taking all the necessary precautionary measures to prevent the spread of this disease.

“The measures are in place to fight the disease at all the levels. The department is spreading awareness to prevent stagnation of water as it is the main cause of dengue. The department  has also sensitised its staff and Asha workers to fight the disease “, said Dr Pathania, as quoted by a local daily.

Also, according to Dr Pathania, the department has completed first round of fumigation in the city with the second round scheduled to begin on Tuesday.  This process will continue till the risk of the disease prevails.

The health department has also released anti-larva fish in still water bodies, like ponds which will prevent the mosquito spread in urban and rural areas as well.

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