PV Desk : No death from dengue has been reported so far as the government took time befitting measures to destroy aedes mosquito this year while the number of dengue-infected patients was over one lakh and over 150 people died of the mosquito-borne disease last year.

“Different cleanliness and awareness programme of the government and regular anti-aedes drive of city corporations keep the dengue situation under control this year,” Assistant Director of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS)’s health emergency operation centre and control room Ayesha Akhter told BSS.

Mentioning that a few numbers of people were infected with dengue across the country, she said, “A total of 326 patients were tested positive for dengue this year till 3rd July. Of them, 324 patients returned home after recovery.”

“Only two patients are now undergoing treatment due to dengue….no death from dengue was reported this year so far,” she added.

Last year, in the middle of the month of July, dengue fever caused death for 3 people in the country and 908 dengue patients were undergoing treatment at different hospitals.

A total of 3,998 dengue patients were admitted to hospitals from January 1 to July 14, 2019 while a total of 152 dengue patients were admitted to hospitals in a day during that time, according to DGHS’s control room bulletin. Source-BSS

Edited By-Shekhar Tripaty