Dengue hits Aliganj worst, 136 positive | Lucknow News


LUCKNOW: Nearly 38% of the dengue cases in the past 30 days in the city have been reported from areas under the Aliganj and Chandernagar community health care centres (CHCs), according to an analysis of data issued by the health department.
In this time span, 652 dengue cases have been reported, with Aliganj CHC accounting for the highest number (136 cases). The CHC caters to patients from Aliganj, Niralanagar and Mahanagar. Five people have been getting infected here daily. A similar situation is observed in the Alambagh and Shardanagar areas, which fall under the Chandernagar CHC. Here, with a rate of four people getting infected daily, they account for 112 cases. Other areas that have reported a high number of dengue cases include Sarojininagar (69), Indiranagar (62), Chinhat (47) and NK Road (37).
Health officials said reasons for the spike are vacant plots and terrace gardens. Accumulated water in trays behind refrigerators and coolers is another cause for the spike. In other areas, stagnant water in discarded items like tires, tubes and coconut shells has caused infections.
District malaria officer (DMO) Dr Ritu Srivastava said, “Chandernagar, Aliganj and Indiranagar have high dengue cases because they are newly developed areas. People here have created small gardens on their roofs, but they don’t clean the water that accumulates there, creating a breeding ground for mosquitoes. Besides, when our teams visit these areas for a survey, people don’t cooperate with us.”

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