Three killed, 600 affected in Bengal due to dengue

Burdwan: At least three persons have been killed and 600 people affected in West Bengal due to dengue, state Health Minister Chandrima Bhattacharya said o Sunday.

"We have got reports that three dengue patients have died while another 600 are affected in the state," Bhattacharya told reporters here.

Unofficial reports have however, claimed that more than 20 people have died.

The minister said the state government has alerted all hospitals and municipalities on the disease outbreak.

Apart from Kolkata, other districts hit by the vector-borne disease are North and South 24 Parganas, Howrah and Nadia.

MLA Nirmal Majhi, who is also chairman of the Assembly Standing Committee on Health, claimed that the previous Left Front government had misutlisied funds to the tune of Rs 4000 crore.

"There should be a CID enquiry on this," he said.


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