Tuesday, July 17, 2018
News

24 die of Dengue in 7-8 months in Bengal

   SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend    Print this Page   COMMENT

Kolkata | Thursday, 2017 8:15:04 PM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said as many as 24 people died due to dengue in the state in the last seven to eight months.

"In the last 7-8 months as many as 30 people died due to dengue in West Bengal. Of them, 14 died in the very recent months... some are not verified and so the death toll would be 24. But we feel even death of one person is bad," she told reporters.

A high-level meeting was held at the State Secretariat with officials from various departments, including Health, Municipal Affairs, Panchayat and others, to take stock of the situation.

Banerjee said the Central government offices don't allow municipal corporations to clean their premises, nor do they clean the area themselves.

"I will appeal to them - be it BSF, CISF, Civil Aviation or Railways - that they should allow corporations to clean their premises," she said.

She also accused some private laboratories of misguiding patients and creating panic among them.

--IANS bdc/ssp/him/dg

( 179 Words)

2017-10-12-19:30:08 (IANS)

Watch News Videos

 
  LATEST COMMENTS (0)
POST YOUR COMMENT
Comments Not Available
 
POST YOUR COMMENT
 
TRENDING TOPICS
 
 
 
CITY NEWS
MORE CITIES
 
MORE HEALTH NEWS
Scientists identify molecule to treat fi...
Routinely screening can prevent opioid u...
Structured programs can improve elderly ...
20 injured as canopy collapses during Mo...
Nursing notes may help ICU patients surv...
Mortality from heart failure higher in w...
More...
 
INDIA WORLD ASIA
Saudi Airlines flight from Riyadh to Dha...
Truck carrying illegally extracted sand ...
COMIO X1 note, CI Pro launched in Vizag ...
J&K BJP constitutes new team...
53 people rescued from Vamsadhara River ...
Anti-larva team detects 20 cases in Jala...
More...    
 
 Top Stories
Trump, Putin content with summit de... 
Drew Barrymore is off dating sites... 
Iran's army chief says US seeks ins... 
Jessica Simpson's husband makes her... 
Suspect in killing of Indian studen... 
US judge temporarily halts deportat... 
Anti-larva team detects 20 cases in... 
Pvt security agencies to protest le...