Our city beautiful Chandigarh has been listed under the cleanest city in India, yet the number of dengue cases in the city during these monsoons have been touching the sky. Despite people being health conscious, 375 cases of dengue have been reported in and around Chandigarh. There has not been much of rainfall during 2016 monsoon season in Chandigarh, but sill mosquitoes seem to be winning the battle.
Out of 375 patients who have tested positive for dengue, 98 belongs to Union territory of Chandigarh. According to news in Hindustan Times, Chandigarh health department has claimed that the city has seen only 25 positive dengue cases in recent months, but the reality is far beyond their claims. However, no death has been reported due to dengue.
Dengue Testing Centres in Chandigarh:
If you are feeling low this monsoon or you have a doubt that you are suffering from dengue fever, then don’t be late in getting your blood sample tested. Visit the below mentioned places for free dengue test:
- Department of virology, PGIMER Chandigarh
- Department of microbiology, GMCH- 32
- Department of microbiology, GMCH- 16
- District Priority Lab (IDSP) at Civil Hospital, Manimajra
Dengue Symptoms and Prevention:
Symptoms of dengue usually begin four to six days after infection and last for up to 10 days. These symptoms include – sudden high fever, severe headaches, pain behind the eyes, severe joint and muscle pain, fatigue, vomiting, skin rash and more.
It has always been said that ‘Prevention is better than cure’. To protect yourself from dengue in Chandigarh, try to stay away from areas with stagnant water, which are a breeding ground for mosquitoes. Use mosquito repellents, creams and other things like mosquito nets. If you feel like fever, do speak to your doctor as soon as possible.
Dengue in Chandigarh
The number of dengue cases that have been recorded in Chandigarh can be more than those recorded in actual. We appeal people to stay safe and take proper care of their health. And don’t ignore the above mentioned symptoms, because it can affect your life along with your family. So stay fit, eat proper food and be healthy.
375 cases is a high number. Chandigarh administration may soon take to streets in order to flit anti-mosquito medicine on city streets. It was done in year 2015 and this time again there is a possibility that the government will take some such step to curb the rise of diseases from mosquito like dengue and malaria.