The Raipur area of Dehradun is in the midst of a concerning dengue fever outbreak. The outbreak has already claimed the lives of 13 people, and over 500 cases have been confirmed in the area.
The Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Pushkar Singh Dhami, has taken action by issuing stern directives to the Health Department and Municipal Corporations. The directives emphasize the need for immediate and comprehensive efforts to combat the outbreak.
The Health Department has released data that shows that the state of Uttarakhand has seen a total of 1,106 dengue cases so far. Of these, 640 cases are concentrated in Dehradun, making it the epicenter of the outbreak. Other affected districts include Haridwar, Nainital, and Udham Singh Nagar.
The state government is now under immense pressure to implement rigorous measures to curb the spread of dengue. These measures include increased mosquito control efforts, public awareness campaigns, and swift medical intervention.
Residents are strongly advised to take precautionary measures, such as using mosquito repellents, wearing long-sleeved clothing, and eliminating stagnant water sources where mosquitoes breed. Vigilance, awareness, and community cooperation are essential in the ongoing battle against dengue in Dehradun.