Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee told the state assembly on Wednesday that 11 people have died of dengue fever in the state so far. She also mentioned that the dengue situation in the state has improved. She said earlier about 11,000 people were infected with dengue, but the number has come down to about 500. Banerjee gave dengue statistics before the rally on Wednesday. She said that out of 11, about 6 people died in government hospitals while 5 people died in private hospitals. The infection rate remained higher in comparison in districts like North 24-Parganas, Kolkata, Howrah and Hooghly. Also, dengue cases were higher in Siliguri. Banerjee also said that the situation is now under control and the cases will further decrease as the temperature drops.
She urged both her party MLAs as well as opposition parties to conduct an awareness drive in the coming days. Addressing the House, Banerjee said that dengue data is not uploaded on the portal as per Supreme Court directions. Dengue cases have also increased in various other districts. The central government has not uploaded the dengue data as per the Supreme Court order. It may be mentioned here that the Government of Bengal has already issued a 14-point program to control dengue cases in the state. The Ministry of Health has ordered fever clinics to be fully operational.
Doctors or other concerned officials of hospitals or medical colleges must ensure proper maintenance of fever patient register for better management of dengue patients. For dengue patients admitted to hospitals, laboratory services must be available 24x7. Real time availability of blood reports has been given utmost importance. Labs will have to inform the hospitals if any alarming parameters are found during the blood tests of indoor patients.