The cases of dengue has spiked by an alarming rate of 461% more from 432 cases registered in various hospitals of Ahmedabad.
The city hospitals have so far registered 1244 chikungunya cases from January to October which are 35% more than 923 cases recorded last year.Official data by Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation’s health department shows that malaria cases in the Jan-Oct period stood at 837, which is 35% from 618 recorded cases last year, during the same tenure, hospitals in the city recorded 84 cases. Falciparum cases ( most severe malaria) have increased by 33% more from 63 cases registered last year. Health department officials have stated that their teams have collected 67,743 blood samples in October this year against 87,815 blood samples collected in October last year.
Waterborne disease cases also have registered a surge in this period of January-October. AMC figures show that around 1,783 cases of typhoid were registered from January to October against 1,338 cases in the whole of 2020. Hospitals across the city have registered 3,250 diarrhoea cases in the Jan-Oct period this year against 2,072 cases in 2020. Total 64 cases of cholera were registered in the first 10 months of this year. No cholera cases were registered last year.