Puber’s Pen Writer: Dengue fever in the state is bloody. 16 people have already died due to dengue fever in the state. 8 of them are natives of Kolkata. According to the report of the state health department, Kolkata is leading among the districts with high incidence of dengue fever. Then Chief Secretary Harikrishna Dwivedi called an emergency meeting on Dengue in Nabanna on Friday. After the high-level meeting, it was reported that dengue fever is increasing rapidly in Kolkata, Howrah, Hooghly, Murshidabad and North Dinajpur. Recently, the state’s Public Works and Urban Development Department expressed concern over worsening dengue situation. Atin Ghosh, Deputy Mayor of the Mayoral Council and Kolkata Municipality Health Department, claims that dengue fever has spread in some wards, but dengue fever is currently under control in the city.
To address the dengue situation in Kolkata, Kolkata Municipal Health Department officials have started a borough-based meeting. There is also its Ghosh in that meeting.
The Deputy Mayor said that in the review meeting, it was seen that the dengue fever is currently under control in the dengue areas. Navanna has ordered sellers to be informed about selling paracetamol in dengue-affected areas. A special alert has been issued in North 24 Parganas and Jalpaiguri district.
Emphasis is placed on drone drives during pujas to avoid worsening the situation. In that case, Atin Ghosh clarified that no interference in the operation of drones will be tolerated in the name of ‘privacy’. Drones will be used to capture images from every part of the multi-storey city. Municipal authorities will find unsanitary places and take action. Along with that, medicine will be distributed in all those places through drones. Municipal officials are hopeful that the city’s mosquito-borne diseases will be suppressed more quickly as the municipality’s operations will become easier.