24 die of Dengue in 7-8 months in Bengal

Mamata Banerjee

Mamata Banerjee

Kolkata: Accusing the West Bengal government of trying to cover up the dengue outbreak in the state as "unknown fever", Left Front legislative party leader Sujan Chakraborty on Wednesday wrote to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee urging her to take necessary action in the case.

The disease had claimed 24 lives since January, she said, rubbishing media reports that said dengue was rampant in the state.

"There are reports that several people are down with dengue and several have died because of the disease".

The chief minister said private laboratories were providing wrong figures of dengue-infected people, triggering panic in the state.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will host a dinner in honour of Federation Internationale de Football Association president Gianni Infantino, who will be in the city for the U-17 World Cup final to be held at the Salt Lake Stadium on October 28.

"In the last 7-8 months as many as 30 people died due to dengue in West Bengal".

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.

She alleged that central government offices and housings were not allowing local municipalities to clean areas where garbage was dumped.

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