KANPUR: As many as 15 patients from Bhanwar village here have tested positive for dengue sparking concern among health authorities in the district where hospitals have seen an influx of patients complaining of high fever in recent days.
The District Magistrate's office here in a press release stated that 15 persons who were admitted in various hospitals in the district due to high fever have been tested positive for dengue.
Meanwhile, Chief Medical Officer (CMO) R P Singh Yadav stated that two persons -- Shiv Babu (35) and Usman Alsi (60) -- had died due to viral fever.
Yadav had earlier claimed that there were no death due to viral fever.
The CMO said that more than half of the 50 seriously ill patients admitted to hospital due to viral fever have been discharged, while the condition of the rest are no longer serious.
District Magistrate Roshan Jacob said that a massive cleanliness drive have been launched Bhanwar village of Ghatampur tehsil and all the medical centres have been asked to provide free treatment to people suffering the viral fever.