CHANDIGARH: Punjab Health Minister Punjab Balbir Singh Sidhu devoted 4 new Laboratories for free testing of Dengue to the individuals of the State on the event of National Dengue Day on sixteenth May. The new labs have been made purposeful at Sub-divisional Hospital Kharar, Rajpura, Abohar and Jagraon.
Sidhu knowledgeable that with inclusion of those 4 labs, Punjab has now 39 laboratories in State for free testing of Dengue and Chikungunya. State has already procured testing kits for all of the laboratories and all labs are testing for Dengue.
Health Minister appealed to the individuals of the State that transmission season of Dengue has began within the State and folks ought to cooperate in stopping dengue through the ongoing pandemic of Covid-19. He mentioned that the mosquito for transmission of dengue (Aedes) breeds in clear water and develops to and grownup mosquito in per week so all water containers like coolers, empty bottles, drums, trays of referigerators needs to be emptied as soon as per week. Govt. of Punjab has already declared each Friday as Dry Day.
Sidhu additionally launched posters and face masks for Dengue for public consciousness on National Dengue Day. He was accompanied by Dr Gurinder Bir Singh, Director Health Services and Dr Gagandeep Singh Grover, State Programme Officer NVBDCP on this event.