Odisha Chief Secretary takes stock of dengue situation
Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Jul 16:
With increasing numbers of dengue patients being identified from several parts of Odisha, Chief Secretary of the state Aditya Prasad Padhi today took stock of the situation in a meeting at the Secretariat.
Speaking to collectors of all affected and dengue-prone districts through video conferencing at the secretariat, he asked them to take immediate measures to contain the disease.
According to Padhi, overall 1,100 persons have been affected with dengue in Odisha.
It may be noted here that the dengue situation in the state continues to worsen in Keonjhar and Barbil. Out of the 2229 samples tested in Barbil, 723 have been identified positive. Overall, 39 patients tested positive today in Keonjhar.
As of last night 684 had been affected in the disease in the district.
Apart from Barbil, cases of dengue have allegedly been reported from Balani & Bamebari areas of Keonjhar. A dengue patient from Balani has reportedly been shifted to SCB medical college and Hospital of Cuttack. The report, however, could not be independently verified.
Similar situation persists in Cuttack where 213 have been tested positive. While 117 patients from Jagatpur area are undergoing treatment at the dengue ward of SCB, overall 158 patients are under treatment in the government run premier medical college and hospital.
The dengue death toll in the state stands at four.