Dental students suffering from dengue due to garbage pile-up
The unit members of All India DSO at the R Ahmed Dental College and Hospital in the city, on Tuesday submitted a memorandum to the principal alleging the college authorities are not taking any steps to clear the garbage that had become the breeding ground for dengue germs.
Rajab ul Hossein Mullick, the unit secretary of the all India DSO, alleged that around 25 dental students residing at the college hostel on the CIT road have been affected by dengue out of which 8 students pursuing the BDS courses had been admitted to various hospitals. Despite the repeated pleas, the college hostel authorities turned a deaf ear to the matter.
“The boys’ hostel has become the breeding ground of dengue virus. Around 25 dental students pursuing BDS course have already been affected by dengue virus of which, 8 students had to be admitted to various hospitals as their condition deteriorated. Many of the students were unable to appear in the internal examinations after they caught dengue,” Mullick alleged.
Among the 8 students some were admitted to Calcutta National Medical College and Hospital, NRS Medical College and Hospital and some private nursing home in the city, while one patient who was originally from Bankura has been shifted to Bankura Sammilani Medical College and Hospital. The condition of the patients was stated to be stable now and many of them have already been discharged from the hospital.
It has been alleged that dental students were first affected by the dengue in early June and the disease had spread among other students as well. The DSO unit members of the Dr R Ahmed Dental College and Hospital alleged that untidy atmosphere inside the hostel premises has led to the spread of the disease.