Dengue cases are on the rise in and around the city these days.
On Sunday, a man died because of dengue, caused by the bite of Aedes aegypti mosquito.
Meanwhile, 20 new cases of dengue were reported during the day at Sawai Man Singh (SMS) Hospital.
Besides, a total of 85 dengue cases were also reported at other hospitals in the city.
With this, the total number of dengue patients has reached near 500-mark this year.
Recently, 178 cases of dengue were reported from different parts of Rajasthan. Out of these, nearly 100 cases were reported in the first week of September alone.
The health officials said that Aedes aegypti mosquitoes breed quickly in days after the rainy season and so the civic bodies as well as locals need to take preventive measures at the earliest.
Seeing the rapid rise in the number of dengue patients, the SMS Hospital has geared up to provide maximum relief to the patients.
The hospital has come up with a new medical ward where dengue patients are being looked after.
“We have made a special ward exclusively for the patients suffering from dengue. We have also taken preventive measures and ordered the hospital staff to be cautious,” said Ajeet Singh Shaktawat, additional medical superintendent, SMS Hospital.
“There is a visible increase in the number of dengue cases after the rainy season as Aedes aegypti, the mosquito responsible for causing the deadly dengue disease, breeds the most in still waters collected in empty vessels, tyres, potholes, choked drains etc. People need to be cautious during this period and take measures to prevent the breeding to mosquitoes in their houses and surrounding areas,” said an official of the health department.
However, the grim situation is not bothering the Jaipur Municipal Corporation officials who are expected to act soon after the rainy season gets over.
No fogging or other measures have been taken by the officials of corporation to prevent the breeding of mosquitoes in the city.