Larvae present in medical school hostel in Faridkot, Well being Dept sounds alert
Faridkot, October 28
The Well being Division and Municipal Committee (MC) have sounded alert after they discovered larvae of dengue mosquitoes within the ingesting water storage tanks of women’ hostel at Guru Gobind Singh Medical School and Hospital right here at this time.
The division was checking water tanks after a toddler of a hostel mess employee was reported to be affected with dengue fever. The Well being Division has directed the Faridkot MC to create consciousness among the many public about the necessity to cowl water storage containers and make random samplings.
“After getting the alert from the Well being Division, we now have constituted particular groups for the job and can penalise these responsible of not overlaying their water storage container to keep away from dengue outbreak,” mentioned Amarinder Singh, Govt Officer, Faridkot MC. Officers of the Well being Division mentioned instructions have been additionally issued to the MC to challenge notices to deal with house owners and landowners in case they did not take remedial measures to eradicate mosquito-breeding spots inside and outdoors properties.
In line with knowledge, 48 dengue instances have been reported from varied components of the district this yr, of which 4 instances are lively.
The Well being Division has established dengue wards in all three civil hospitals, two Neighborhood Well being Centres, one Main Well being Centre and at Guru Gobind Singh Medical School and Hospital to maintain as much as 93 sufferers within the district.
The signs of the illness embody excessive grade fever above 102°F, headache, ache in eyes, normal physique pains, vomiting, pores and skin rashes, which should be monitored for seven to 10 days by medical specialists.