Tuesday, September 4, 2012
India: Dengue: Minister advises Kolkatans not to panic
KOLKATA: State urban development minister Firhad Hakim said on Monday that certain political quarters were spreading panic on dengue. "There is no need to panic. Many people are rushing to hospitals and nursing homes only to be told that they have typhoid, viral fever or some other ailment," Hakim said. "The reality is not what those in the opposition are making it appear."
When informed that many hospitals were no longer admitting patients and had even displayed boards "regretting" it, Hakim said he was not aware of it. He said the health department was better equipped to speak on the issue and as chairman of SSKM hospital he was aware that such a thing was not happening in SSKM.
Chief minister Mamata Banerjee said that a directive has been issued to check the spread of dengue. Three people, she said, have died of dengue in Kolkata so far.
Complete Article: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kolkata/Dengue-Minister-advises-Kolkatans-not-to-panic/articleshow/16243822.cms
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