Dengue death toll touches 30 in West Bengal


West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will host a dinner in honour of Federation Internationale de Football Association president Gianni Infantino, who will be in the city for the U-17 World Cup final to be held at the Salt Lake Stadium on October 28. Stressing that dengue needed more compre hensive tests for which standards have been laid down by World Health Organization, the chief minister warned action would be initiated against them under the newly introduced clinical establishment laws. She said this year, 72 in the state were affected by Chikungunya though no fatalities were reported.

He said Banerjee was very happy after receiving compliments from the Federation Internationale de Football Association for renovating the Salt Lake stadium.

She also accused some private laboratories of misguiding patients and creating panic among them. "Recently, 14 people died of dengue, and the other deaths were reported in the last 7-8 months", Banerjee said. "Only one died of dengue", she said.

Summary: Officials of the State Health Department said that among the four strains of dengue, more cases of virulent stereotypes of dengue DEN-2 (dengue strain type 2) and DEN-4 (dengue strain type 4) are in circulation this year. Health secretary Anil Verma said there's not much demand for blood platelets, which indicated that dengue was less lethal this season.

She alleged that central government offices and housings were not allowing local municipalities to clean areas where garbage was dumped.