384 cases of dengue reported in Udhampur

Excelsior Correspondent

UDHAMPUR, Nov 4: A total of 384 dengue cases were reported from Tikri, Chenani, Majalta, Panchari, Ramnagar and Udhampur urban areas of Udhampur district.
According to Dr Vijay Basnotra, Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Udhampur, out of 1964 suspected cases, 384 patients have been tested positive for dengue.
Assuring that all hospitals in the district are ready to tackle the mosquito borne infection, he said, “We have made all arrangements to curb dengue and a special lab has been designated for testing of suspected cases. We have also established a separate ward and deployed special doctors for dengue patients”.
The shopkeepers told Excelsior that from the past many months no proper sanitization in Udhampur City has been done which is resulting in the rise in dengue cases but the municipal authorities did not wake up from sleep even after having 384 cases.
“Municipal Committee Udhampur and District Administration have failed to keep the city clean. We have been demanding shifting of this dumping station for the last many months, but neither the Municipal Committee nor the District Administration Udhampur took cognizance of the same,” the shopkeepers added.
The shopkeepers appealed the Lt Governor Manoj Sinha to take up the issue with the concerned department and direct them to change dumping sites from the whole city in order to save the residents from the spread of diseases.