Chandigarh, June 1 () Amid the unseasonal onset of the rainy season, the health department of the Chandigarh administration has sounded an alert and called for action to minimise illness and deaths from dengue.
Due to frequent rainfall in May, water collection and stagnation has been occurring in manmade and natural sources in and around the residential areas of Chandigarh, the department said in a statement on Wednesday.
“This can lead to breeding of mosquitoes causing vector-borne diseases, especially the dengue.
“All residents of Chandigarh are advised to follow the precautionary measures to protect themselves from the diseases like dengue, chikungunya and malaria,” it added.
The administration has set up free dengue testing facilities at the PGIMER’s Department of Virology, Government Medical College and Government Multi-Specialty Hospital, Sector 16, among other places.