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49 fresh cases of cholera in Delhi

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, May 9 (UNI) As many as 49 fresh cases of cholera were reported in the capital last week, taking the total number of cases to 230 this year.

Out of these, 67 cases were reported from unauthorised colonies, 45 from urbanised villages, 44 from JJ clusters and slums, 38 from regularised colonies, 22 from other states, four from railway areas and three cases each from re-settlement Colonies and New Delhi Municipal Council.

Delhi Health Minister Yoganand Shastri gave the information after a meeting on 'Water and Vector Borne Diseases', which was chaired by him and attended by senior officials from the Health Department, Municipal Corporation of Delhi, NDMC, Delhi Jal Board and Railways.

In the reported week, 15508 Blood slides were collected and 12159 houses were sprayed. 139435 houses were inspected for domestic breeding out of which 234 houses found positive for breeding, whereas during Anti-Malaria operations 365 Legal Notices were issued, 53 cases were launched for prosecution.

As preventive measures during this week total 1792 water samples were tested by MCD staff out of which 58 were found unfit and under Joint Water Testing with Delhi Jal Board total 853 samples were tested out of which 15 were found unfit.

During the week, 9,01,595 chlorine tablets and 8,364 ORS packets were distributed in homes across the capital.

As a health education measure, 29,599 Handbills, 1,295 posters and 2,775 stickers were distributed among the masses in the city.


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