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Dengue, Malaria Cases Drop in Haryana in 2016: Health Minister Anil Vij

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on October 20, 2016 at 7:04 AM
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 Dengue, Malaria Cases Drop in Haryana in 2016: Health Minister Anil Vij

Tens and thousands of people in India are being affected by mosquito-borne diseases like dengue, malaria and chikungunya. However, dengue and malaria cases have registered a significant drop in Haryana in 2016 compared with 2015 and no deaths have been reported so far due to chikungunya and other vector-borne diseases, a Minister said.

"Haryana recorded 1,401 cases of dengue till Monday, October 17, 2016, compared with over 5,200 in corresponding period of 2015. The state has so far recorded 7,388 cases of malaria in 2016 as against over 9,300 cases in 2015," Health Minister Anil Vij told a meeting of the department here.

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"No death has so far been reported in Haryana due to chikungunya, dengue and malaria, whereas 10 persons lost their lives to these during corresponding period in 2015," he added.

The Health Department has issued 7,480 notices regarding stagnant water found in water coolers and pots.

"Compared with neighboring Delhi and Punjab, the situation in Haryana is better and under control," Vij said.

Source: IANS
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