Hakim to meet civic bodies on ways to tackle outbreak of dengue in parts of state

  • | Monday | 12th August, 2019

Kolkata: Firhad Hakim, state minister for Urban Development and Municipal Affairs, will meet seniorofficials of the civic bodies to find out ways and means to combat the outbreak of dengue and an unknown fever in some areas. Senior officials of state Health department will also be present at the meeting. Meanwhile, some pockets in North 24-Parganas including Basirhat, Gaighata, Ashoknagar and Barasat are reeling under dengue and unknown fever. The state Health department has given Rs 40.50 lakh to the District Magistrate of North 24-Parganas to intensify anti-larvae drives. Around 2,000 people afflicted with dengue have been admitted to different hospitals in North 24-Parganas.

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