THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Congress MLAs K Muraleedharan and V S Sivakumar have demanded a special Cabinet meet to specifically address ways to contain the spread of various types of fever in the capital and the rising death toll.
“There is a war-like situation in the capital now. Five patients, including a three-year-old boy succumbed to fever on Friday alone. The government should consider it seriously and convene a special Cabinet to address the issues,” the MLAs said.
“Without interfering in emergency situations, there is no point in a government claiming to be on the side of the people. There is no need of a government when one is led to the grave,” they said snipping at the LDF Government’s much-publicised campaign punchline on the eve of its first anniversary.
In the absence of preventive measures and a defunct pre-monsoon cleanliness drive,the capital district is streaming with fever and related deaths, while the situation in other districts is also alarming.
One dies of H1N1
Kozhikode: A pregnant woman died of H1N1 at the medical college hospital here on Friday night. The deceased has been identified as Nisha, 34, of Poothamkunnil, Madappally in Vadakara. Suffering from severe fever, Nisha was first treated at a private hospital in the city where she tested positive for swine flu (H1N1). Later, she was shifted to the medical college hospital for further treatment. It was the second incident of fever death from Vadakara region in the week. As many as 81 dengue cases were also reported from the region over the past week.