AHMEDABAD – The city’s health department, under the civic body, released its weekly health update on Tuesday, revealing a concerning rise in various diseases within the city’s hospitals and urban health centres.
From December 1 to 24, the city registered 71 cases of dengue. This mosquito-borne disease, characterized by fever, body aches, and rash, poses a significant threat to public health.
During the same period, the city saw eight cases of cholera, 47 cases of malaria, 20 cases of falciparum, and two cases of chikungunya. These numbers underscore the ongoing struggle with vector-borne diseases in the city.
The first 24 days of December also saw a high number of gastrointestinal illnesses. Hospitals registered 374 cases of diarrhoea, 97 cases of jaundice, and 282 cases of typhoid. These diseases, often linked to poor sanitation and contaminated water, highlight the need for improved public health infrastructure.
Of the eight cholera cases, three were reported from Vatva, two from Lambha, and one each from Behrampura, Amraiwadi, and Gomtipur. In comparison, the AMC had registered 64 cases of cholera in the city in 2021.
The city’s health department continues to monitor the situation closely, urging citizens to take necessary precautions to prevent the spread of these diseases. The rise in cases serves as a reminder of the importance of public health measures and the ongoing challenges faced by the city.
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