Dengue deaths: Governor urges West Bengal government to ensure treatment, prevention

Bengal CM Mamata had, on October 30, said 13 dengue deaths were reported from the state, but there was no need to panic.

Published: 03rd November 2017 09:08 PM  |   Last Updated: 03rd November 2017 09:08 PM   |  A+A-

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee (File| PTI)

By PTI

KOLKATA: West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi has expressed concern over the incidents of dengue, chikungunya, malaria in the state and written to the Mamata Banerjee-led TMC government, urging it to ensure treatment for those affected and take steps to prevent these diseases.

A press statement issued by the Raj Bhavan stated that the governor had received information about the incidents of dengue, chikungunya, malaria and scub taefus diseases in the state from newspaper reports and other sources and that he was concerned about the health of the people.

"Governor Tripathi has written a letter to the state government to the effect that in view of the serious nature of all these diseases and the concern expressed by a large number of the population in this regard, all efforts should be made for treatment as well as prevention of these diseases," the statement said.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had, on October 30, said 13 dengue deaths were reported from the state, but there was no need to "panic".

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