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Dengue Updates: Cases See A Surge In Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur Area, Delhi Focuses On ’10 Hafte, 10 Baje, 10 Minute’ Campaign

With the monsoon season in full swing, India is witnessing a rise in dengue cases.

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New Delhi: Dengue (break-bone fever), which is a viral infection that spreads from mosquitoes to people is seeing a surge in Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur region as the number of patients crossed 200 on Monday. Kanpur Chief Medical Officer Dr Alok Ranjan said,

“More than 200 patients are infected with dengue. Beds have been reserved in Hallet Hospital, along with Kashiram Hospital and Ursula Hospital. A team of doctors has been formed, and investigation of dengue is being done in different areas.”

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He further added,

Many pathology officers have also been appointed for the investigation, and they have been formally authorized. Treatment of dengue patients is going on in different hospitals in the city.

Earlier on Friday, in Kanpur’s biggest government hospital Ursula, a dengue ward was set up and three dengue patients were admitted to it. Chief Medical Superintendent and Deputy Director of Ursula Hospital, Dr Shailendra Tiwari said,

Due to fluctuations in weather, dengue patients are continuously increasing and at present, three patients have been admitted in Ursula Hospital, two in Kashiram Hospital, one in Ghatampur and one in Sarsaul and their treatment is going on. At present all dengue patients are said to be out of danger.

Whereas in Delhi, where the data has not been made public from last few weeks, the focus is on holding a “big” campaign to create awareness about the spread of dengue.

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Delhi Health Minister Saurabh Bharadwaj on Monday said that the chief secretary and the health department have been directed to hold the campaign and added,

The most effective and easiest way to protect oneself from dengue is to be aware about its spread and prevent mosquito breeding in one’s surroundings. The ’10 Hafte-10 Baje-10 Minute’ campaign will be run on a big level.

Talking about the data, he further added, “We have asked the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) to share the data of dengue cases in the national capital. It is the job of the civic agency to share data with the health department according to protocols.”

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