Tribune News Service
Patiala, July 24
Punjab, on Saturday, reported the primary case of chikungunya after a gap of virtually two years. A 24-year-old manufacturing unit employee from Ludhiana examined constructive for the vector-borne illness – Chikungunya, right here at Rajindra hospital Patiala.
The final case of Chikungunya within the state was reported in 2019.
State well being officials knowledgeable that the 24-year-old, who’s below therapy at Government Rajindra Hospital, was having signs of the Chikungunya and located to be contaminated with Chikungunya after testing.
Dr Gagan Grover, state nodal officer, stated that the contaminated particular person had been working in a manufacturing unit within the Ludhiana district earlier than he was admitted to Rajindra hospital. The affected person was referred to Rajindra Hospital whereby he was examined constructive for Chikungunya.
Dr Gagan stated,”After the affirmation of the illness, the well being officials in Ludhiana surveyed his home and located mosquito breeding therein.” He added that groups had destroyed the larvae in his home. Officials would additionally go to the manufacturing unit the place he was working, stated Gagan.
Disclosing the measures Gagan stated, “We have not too long ago held a assembly over dengue and Chikungunya. The allied departments have already been requested to hold out fogging. Besides, a number of appeals have been made to the individuals, through the Dry Friday Campaign, to empty out water from discarded containers – a minimum of as soon as a week.’