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26 dengue cases in national capital: SDMC report

PTI 20 Aug 2014, 0:09:49 AM IST
New Delhi: Over 25 cases of dengue have been reported in the national capital so far this year, according to a report released by the South Delhi Municipal Corporation today.

While figures for various corporations in Delhi are – 2 (North Corporation), 9 (South Corporation) and 4 (East Corporation), 6 cases were reported from regions in Delhi outside the jurisdiction of the three municipal corporations and 5 from neighbouring states, the report said.

Over 5,500 dengue cases and six deaths were registered in the national capital last year, according to the SDMC, which compiles the vector-borne diseases report for the capital city.

Delhi had witnessed a large number of dengue cases in 2010 with over 6,200 cases reported in the city. In 2009, 1,153 cases were registered, over 1,300 cases in 2008, and 1,131 cases in 2011 while 2,093 cases in 2012.

Apart from that 23 cases of malaria have also been recorded in the city alone, it said.

Civic bodies are continuing with the preventive measures like fumigation, checking of breeding areas, and awareness campaigns to control dengue menace.

Yesterday, the civic body said in a report that 45 cases of breeding of dengue mosquitoes were found at various institutions so far this year, including six at the Lok Nayak Jaiprakash Hospital (LNJP) and three at the Civic Centre, the headquarters of the North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) itself.

The violations found in NDMC's different zones were— City (17), Civil Lines (11), Narela (4), Karol Bagh (4), Sadar Paharganj (4) and Rohini (5), the report said, adding challans were also issued to them.