Although people still catching Chikungunya or Dengue in Gurgaon, the hospitals and government are reporting 15-20% decrease in the cases of chikungunya and dengue in a posit5ive way.
The total number of confirmed dengue cases in Gurgaon this season is 71 and chikungunya is 23. Of these, 14 dengue patients and four chikungunya patients are those visiting the city. No deaths associated with these diseases have been reported so far in the city.
When compared to figures last month, there has been a steep decline in the number of cases, doctors said.
While 2 cases of dengue were reported in July, followed by 40 in August, only 17 cases have been reported in the 22 days of September so far. Only four cases of dengue and seven of chikungunya have been confirmed in the past week.
A doctor at Civil Hospital, requesting anonymity said, "We've witnessed a fall of about 20-25% in the number of dengue and chikungunya patients. The number of patients testing positive for the deadly viruses have gone down in the last week, particularly over the last 2-3 days."
He claimed volunteers working with district health authorities have also reported a decrease in mosquito breeding sites across the city. "There has been a considerable fall in the number of dengue and chikungunya cases. While earlier about 80% of patients in our OPD came with chikungunya, it has now gone down to about 60%," he said.
Chief medical officer Pushpa Bishnoi agreed, saying, "We've seen a drop in footfall of patients with viral fevers at government hospitals. As the weather improves and temperature falls, we hope the situation will get better. We, though, are taking precautionary measures for a worsening of the situation."
Health Department officials are also reporting a fall in cases. Till last month, around 800 patients were visiting the Civil Hospital and General Hospital in Sector 10 daily with symptoms of mosquito-borne diseases. Presently, the daily average has reduced by half , doctors said.