31 new dengue cases emerge in Lucknow, residents urged to stay alert | spcilvly

LUCK NOW:The state capital saw a total of 31 new dengue cases emerge on Sunday, marking a slight decrease from the 33 cases reported on Saturday, according to data provided by the health department.

Health teams carrying out door-to-door checks discovered mosquito larvae.  (HT Photo)
Health teams carrying out door-to-door checks discovered mosquito larvae. (HT Photo)

Among these cases, Aliganj witnessed the emergence of three new dengue infections, with four cases each reported in Chandar Nagar and Sarojini Nagar, and five in Indira Nagar, according to Yogesh Raghuvanshi, district health education information officer.

Additionally, health teams conducting door-to-door checks discovered mosquito larvae in the vicinity of nine residences, resulting in notices being sent to homeowners.

While the drop in new cases is a positive sign, experts emphasize that it should not lead to complacency among authorities. Dr Sheetal Verma, a faculty member at King George’s Medical University, highlighted the importance of continuous vigilance.

“Health authorities must maintain close monitoring of the situation, encouraging citizens to exercise caution and adopt preventive measures. Through a collaborative effort between the health system and the community, Uttar Pradesh can effectively address this post-monsoon health challenge,” she said.

On Sunday, Lucknow Chief Medical Officer Dr Manoj Agrawal appealed to the public to contact the control room at 05222622080 and the integrated command control center at 05224523000 if they experience fever or have difficulty in access medical assistance.

More than 63,000 Ayushman cards issued in a week

In the span of a single week, Lucknow saw a notable rise in the issuance of Ayushman cards, with a total of 63,799 cards produced in the state capital. This impressive figure includes 4,365 cards generated on Sunday during the Ayushman Mela held at community health centers and primary health centers across districts, Yogesh Raghuvanshi, district health education information officer, said in a press release.

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