DHO denies dengue deaths

Published: 22nd June 2012 12:35 PM  |   Last Updated: 22nd June 2012 12:35 PM   |  A+A-

The dengue fever that hit the district two months ago, has reportedly claimed the lives of four children.

But, according to District Health Officer Dr Sumithra Devi, 108 cases of dengue were suspected and 40 confirmed cases were reported till May 31 in the district. However, no deaths were reported so far, she claimed. In the last two months, four children, including two girls Suchitra and Pavithra and two boys Rahul and Suraj have become victims of dengue fever in Davangere city.

As per the government guidelines, Elisa test alone was prescribed for dengue. However, in spite of this, the Health Department has only issued a statement to maintain the city clean and no actual work is being done in this direction.Meanwhile, Mayor Sudha, who visited Rajiv Gandhi Nagar and M B Keri localities after residents expressed their ire over the dengue deaths, said the Davangere City Corporation health officials have been asked to take up cleanliness on a war footing.


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