Mumbai: Monsoon is round the corner and the Pune Municipal Corporation’s health department has warned the doctors against failing to notify dengue cases. The department has also identified 89.896 mosquito breeding spots in the city, said a report in The Indian Express. State health authorities have detected 452 cases of dengue and 114 cases of chikungunya. In Pune, 28 have tested positive for dengue out of the 199 suspected cases, said PMC health authorities. The city has reported 13 confirmed cases of chikungunya. (Also read: National Dengue Day)
“Dengue is a notifiable disease… we will not hesitate to issue a notice to a doctor if he or she does not report a case,” Dr Vaishali Jadhav, assistant medical officer, PMC, said to sources. State health authorities said as compared to last year, when 325 cases of dengue were detected between January and May, this year, 452 cases of dengue have been reported in the same period.
Maharashtra Joint Director of Health Dr MS Diggikar said advisories have been sent to health officers of municipal corporations and district administrations. Kolhapur, Pune and Nashik circles have reported the highest number of dengue cases already. In Pune circle, which includes Pune, Solapur and Satara, 84 dengue cases have been reported. Kolhapur circle has 104 cases and Nashik circle has reported 74 dengue cases. “We are keeping a watch for cases of Japanese Encephalitis,” said Diggikar.
Meanwhile, Media reported that seven fresh cases of dengue have been reported in the last week in Delhi, taking the total number of people affected by the vector-borne disease in the national capital this season to 22, according to the latest municipal report. Twenty-one cases of malaria and 13 cases of chikungunya have also been recorded till June 2.