Friday, March 1, 2024

Dengue claims 3 in Guwahati


Share post:


From Our Correspondent

 GUWAHATI: Dengue scare has gripped residents of Guwahati with incidence of three deaths because of the deadly disease in a week. One person identified as Raju Dewan from Zoo-Narangi Tinali in the city died of Dengue on Thursday taking the tool up to three so far.

Dewan’s wife, Loni Dewan predeceased him earlier this week due to the same disease.

Another person, Kandarpa Deka from the city died earlier.

A section of locals from Zoo Road area in the city on Thursday went berserk on the road in protest against failure of the State Health

Department and the Municipal administration in taking adequate steps to prevent incidence of the deadly disease.

The protesters burnt effigy of the State Health Minister Dr Himanta Bishwa Sarma on the busy Zoo Road (R G Baruah Road) blocking traffic

during busy hours in the forenoon.

Guwahati Municipal Corporation Mayor Abir Patra said, the administration would need absolute cooperation from the people in fighting Dengue.

He said precautionary steps like smoking and spraying in city localities had been undertaken on regular basis besides efforts to raise awareness level among the people. The health department has set up four centres in the city for testing for suspected dengue cases.


Related articles

Google begins to enforce Play Store policies in India, to remove non-compliant apps

Shillong, March 1: Google on Friday said that after giving developers in India more than three years to...

NC, PDP & Congress firming up for pre-poll alliance in J&K

Srinagar, March 1: Political circles are agog in J&K saying that a seat-sharing agreement between the Congress, National...

Spokesman Kunal Ghosh turns rebel, drops Trinamool identity from social media profile

Kolkata, March 1:  Sparking speculation about a possible rebellion, party spokesman Kunal Ghosh on Friday dropped his Trinamool...

Sensex jumps more than 1,000 points on impressive GDP numbers

New Delhi, March 1: BSE Sensex jumped more than 1,000 points on Friday reacting to India’s impressive GDP...