Bengal covering up dengue outbreak as 'unknown fever': Left Front

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Kolkata: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday denied there was a spike in dengue deaths in the state and claimed that erroneous blood test reports issued by private laboratories were creating panic. Sathpathy also said that certain laboratories have been giving misleading reports to patients, triggering panic among the people.

"He is coming to Kolkata for the final match of the ongoing Federation Internationale de Football Association U-17 World Cup to be held on October 28 and the chief minister will host a dinner in his honour on October 26", a senior state government officer told PTI. The Chief Minister assured that action will be take against laboratories that are misleading people with these tests.

"In the last 7-8 months as many as 30 people died due to dengue in West Bengal". The North-24 Parganas district magistrate has been asked to initiate action.

She also appealed to the people of the hills and Jangalmahal not to listen to any form of instigation or rumours. She said this year, 72 in the state were affected by Chikungunya though no fatalities were reported. "But this is incorrect", Ms Banerjee said. "This year, we have appointed 45 entomologists to control vector-borne diseases". Director of health services, B R Satpathy, said in the state two strains of dengue -DEN 1 and DEN 3 -were prevalent, but now DEN 2 and DEN 4 are more active.

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