Cases of dengue across the country have been on the rise but one of the worst affected places has to be Kanpur. The onslaught of the vector-borne disease is being felt the most by the police department as 250 of its personnel have been tested positive.
With more than 2000 suspected cases and 769 people testing positive for dengue, hospitals in the city claim to be getting nearly 100 patients daily. However, authorities maintain that there is no reason to panic and all arrangements are being made to check the spread of the disease.
Talking about the epidemic in the city’s police society, Kanpur SSP Shalabh Mathur told PTI, “Around 250 police personnel are undergoing treatment for viral fever and dengue in Kanpur; these include station incharges and constables.”
With a test match to be played between India and New Zealand’s cricket teams on September 22, Mathur assured that adequate security cover would be provided for the match. “Police officials from other districts will be called to Kanpur to maintain law and order during the match. Provincial Armed Constabulary and central security forces will also be deployed,” the SSP said.
“Orders for fogging have been given in the residential areas for policemen and the Kanpur Police has even arranged its own fogging machine,” he added.
Meanwhile, Kanpur CMO R P Yadav has claimed that all patients are be given proper treatment and efforts are being done to check breeding. “There is no need to panic, all is well,” he said.