The Jammu divisional commissioner today directed officials to strengthen treatment facilities and conduct regular fogging to check the spread of dengue in Jammu and Kashmir's winter capital. Divisional Commissioner M K Bhandari issued the directions at a meeting convened by him here to take stock of treatment facilities for suspected dengue patients and measures taken to contain its spread, an official spokesman said. About 250 cases of dengue were reported since July and the test reports of over 300 people are still pending, he said. The government has intensified measures to prevent the spread of dengue by carrying out regular cleaning and fogging in areas where from maximum number of patients with symptoms of the vector borne disease were reported, the spokesman said. The divisional commissioner has asked officials to upgrade facilities by adding more dedicated wards for the disease in hospitals, he said. He also called for expediting the verification of blood samples taken for tests so that persons with the symptoms are provided prompt treatment, the spokesman said.
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