Even as the local administration is claiming initiating measures to control the spread of dengue, the number of positive cases is growing.
Officially, the dengue positive figure stands at 414. Of this, 305 were found hit after NS-1 test and 24 with IGM test.
Ironically, an increasing number of MKCG Medical staff are being found dengue positive in the last 15 days. In fact, the in-charge of the dengue ward too has been found dengue positive.
An associate professor, seven doctors and four nurses are in dengue grip at present. They are now undergoing treatment at private hospitals in Bhubaneswar and other districts. On Friday, an MKCG student died of the disease in Bhubaneswar.
Under these circumstances, several students have left for homes, although MKCG authorities attributed it to puja vacation.
On the other hand, sources claimed that if the number of patients from Ganjam undergoing treatment at private hospitals is taken into account, the dengue figure would cross 1,000.