2 die, 1588 people test positive for dengue in HP

PTI Shimla | Updated on August 31, 2018 Published on August 31, 2018

Two people died due to dengue and 1,588 people were tested positive with the vector-borne disease during the rainy season this year in Himachal Pradesh, as announced by Vipin Singh Parmar, Health Minister, in the state assembly.

Replying to a question raised by BJP MLA Rakesh Kumar, the health minister said Bilaspur remained the worst hit district, where 783 cases of dengue were recorded.

Solan district recorded 681 cases of dengue followed by 91 cases in Mandi and three in Sirmour, he said.

Parmar informed the House that the Health Department had taken various steps to check the spread of the disease.

Replying to a question raised by BJP MLA Arun Kumar, he said CT simulator and linear accelerator machines would soon become operational at the Radiotherapy Department in Dr Rajendra Prasad Medical College in Tanda.

According to Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) guidelines, trained medical physicist and radiotherapy technician are required for running these machines, he said, adding that these posts have been created and process has been started to appoint a medical physicist and radiotherapy technician.

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Published on August 31, 2018
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