Jammu region reports 1247 dengue cases

Jammu region reports 1247 dengue cases
“The dengue has mainly spread in urban highly populated residential areas of Jammu West mostly,” said another official from the health department.File: ANI

Jammu: Amid an unabated surge, Jammu region has logged 1247 dengue cases with most cases i.e., 734 from urban residential areas of the district.

“In Jammu district, we have recorded around 734 dengue cases, the highest number in the region. In the entire province, we have 1247 cases,” an official informed Greater Kashmir.

He said that majority of the cases were reported from plain areas of the region.

“We have 229 dengue cases in Kathua, 98 cases in Samba, and 89 dengue cases in Udhampur,” he said quoting official statistics. The official stated that the malariology department was making all efforts as per the guidelines to control the spread of dengue.

“However, the number is on rise with each passing day,” he said. “Jammu Municipal Corporation is also working in coordination with other concerned agencies in conducting fogging operation in the infected residential areas like Bhagwati Nagar, Sarwal, New Plot, Reshamghar Colony etc,” he added.

However, the authorities were seeking the cooperation of people in controlling the dengue spread.

“Over 155 beds have been made available, especially for the dengue patients in different hospitals within Jammu city especially Government Medical College and Hospital, Bakshi Nagar,” the official said.

He said that in many cases, the families were infected with dengue and it was up to the people that they should not allow collection of water in their houses or outside and should maintain cleanliness.

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