Mansarovar area logs in the highest number of 167 dengue cases in urban Jaipur.
Amidst the persistent dengue scourge in Jaipur, the disease spread in urban areas shoulders a tally higher than that of rural limits. With 922 cases coming from the city and 795 from the remote set-ups, the Pink City is facing an epidemic and it's raising concerns across. Reportedly, the Jaipur Municipal Corporation is undertaking a new plan of action for all anti-larvae operations each day, based on an area-wise list prepared by the health department daily for dengue prevention.
Urban areas of Jaipur more susceptible to dengue
According to experts, urban areas are more susceptible to this vector-borne disease as the conditions required for Aedes aegypti breeding spots are easily met here. The ground report also corroborates with this, as developed areas of Jaipur have reported more cases than their rural counterparts.
Among the urban regions, Mansarovar has reported the highest cumulative tally of dengue cases so far, followed by Walled City and Vaishali Nagar at 167, 112 and 111 respectively.
One of the main reasons behind high dengue numbers in Mansarovar is the Dravyavati river which is turning into a breeding ground of mosquitoes. To counter this menace, the health department officials are carrying out various anti-larvae activities along the river bank.
Apart from this, fogging and other preventive measures are being undertaken by the authorities at other high-risk areas as well. Moreover, the authorities have also urged people to take precautions and ensure water doesn't stagnate inside their houses and vicinity.
High-risk Dengue areas in rural Jaipur
The rural settlement of Kotputli has been marked as a high-risk rural area here for reporting over 299 infections so far, in this season. Apart from this, 174 cases have been recorded in Sanganer as yet, including it in the list of the most adversely affected area in the city. This index further includes Virat Nagar, Sirsi, Jamramgarh, Amer, Shahpura, Bassi, Phagi, Govindgargh, Chaksu, Sambhar and Dudu, added reports.
With inputs from Times of India.