With 71 new cases last week, the number of cases of dengue reported an exponential increase to an alarming 328. If the current trend continues, the dengue cases can outweigh the malaria attacks that will further worsen the situation in the coming months, experts say. . From the new cases of dengue, 41 diagnosed belong to neighboring countries.
Dr. Atul Kakar, vice president of the Department of Medicine, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, said that dengue is a phenomenon after rain and every year suddenly emerges after heavy rainfall and subsequent water management.
He said the city will see more cases of vector-borne diseases in the coming month. "Every year in the month of September and October, the cases of dengue show a sudden increase," he said.
"The capital has experienced heavy rainfall this season, which led to the cutting down of water, it all created a suitable atmosphere for the breeding of mosquitoes," he said.
Interestingly, according to the data from the municipal companies, the cases of dengue fever in the month of August of last year have suddenly increased.
The report reported that 131 cases of dengue had been reported in July and about 520 cases in August. The cases continued to rise until November. More than 1000 cases were registered in September last year and in October there were more than 2000 cases of dengue.
From now on, there are about 328 cases of dengue, of which 191 belong to other states. On the other hand, 365 malaria cases were found with 50 new cases reported last week. To date, 78 cases of chikungunya have also been reported, as is shown by data from municipal reports.
Meanwhile, Adesh Gupta, mayor of North Delhi, called on people to protect themselves against vector-borne diseases by taking precautionary measures. He further said that North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NMC) is doing its best to reduce business.
"All coolers must be cleaned once a week and dripped dry before they are refilled, and overhead and other water tanks must be properly covered," he said.
He further said that the public body has left no stone unturned to ensure that the spray of insecticides and cleanliness is regularly maintained to prevent diseases, since stagnant water is conducive to the breeding of mosquitoes.
According to the latest report from the Municipal Corporation of Delhi, 7 96,038 homes were sprayed. Approximately 1, 40,949 houses were found positive for breeding, after which legal notifications were sent to 1, 23,629 and prosecutions were started up to 16,731.