Pimpri-Chinchwad City observes spike in dengue cases

PCMC issues fresh advisory as dengue cases on the rise

PCMC issues fresh advisory as dengue cases on the rise

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PUNE: Fifty-eight patients have tested positive for dengue in Pimpri-Chinchwad City since January. In July, 36 cases were reported, and 22 cases have been reported in August until now. There has been a surge in dengue patients since last month. Therefore, the PCMC has appealed to the citizens to take care and follow proper precautions.

The city and surrounding areas started receiving rain in the last week of June. As a result, no dengue case was reported in the city in the month of June. After examining patients with fever, a few patients were diagnosed with dengue. This month, 22 cases have been observed.

Dr. Abhaychandra Dadewar, Additional Health Medical Officer, Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation, added, ”If you have symptoms of dengue, contact your doctor immediately. It is necessary to receive proper treatment. Keep your surroundings clean. Citizens are advised to take care until October, as cases decrease after that.”

The symptoms of dengue include high fever, severe headaches, muscle aches and joint pain, vomiting, pain inside the eyes, rashes on the body, weakness, loss of appetite, and dry mouth. Dengue mosquitoes lay eggs in clean water. Therefore, care should be taken not to allow water to accumulate in the area near the house. The PCMC has appealed to people to dispose of scrap material from the back yard or terrace of their house.

Nutritional food rich in vitamin C, such as fruit juices, strawberries, guava, kiwi, and papaya, and nutrients rich in fluids, such as sugar cane juice, lime juice, coconut water, etc.

Following are the steps that you can take to prevent the growth of mosquitoes in your area:

  1. Application of oil to stagnant water
  2. Application of insecticides to open waters
  3. Sleeping under mosquito nets
  4. Application of insect repellents
  5. Wearing clothes that cover the whole body

 Madhupriya Dhanwate