The Chief Minister was speaking at the Special Session in the State Assembly on Monday afternoon. She said that the state government has taken all necessary steps to keep all area clean to restrict breeding of mosquitoes.
“Besides initiatives taken by the government, everyone has to be aware and take steps accordingly. It is a fact that this year dengue has spread a bit more here. People are mainly getting affected in the urban and semi-urban parts of Hooghly and North 24 Parganas.”
“But there is nothing to create unnecessary panic. Instead, we need to let people know what to do to check the menace,” Banerjee said, adding that six persons died in government hospitals and the work to collect details of the deceased patients in private health care units is on. It is to be verified whether those patients actually died due to dengue or not.
She said that the there are 39 centres of the state government where people can get their blood tested. “I don’t want to name, but I have received information about some private health care units which are looting people,” she said, adding that vector-borne diseases affect people in these months and people need to be cautious for the next one month.
She stated that ‘Bangla’ is number one in the health sector. But people also have to take initiatives to keep their surroundings clean as it is not possible for employees of civic bodies to check whether interiors of a person’s house are clean or not.
In reply to a statement about recruitment of doctors in the newly-built super-specialty hospitals, she said that the state government is trying to get doctors.
“But what can be done if sufficient number of doctors were not available. It takes at least a year to make a super-specialty hospital fully functional,” she said.
Use mosquito net
Take ample quantity of water
Put on full sleeve shirt
Keep residence and its surrounding clean
Visit doctor without losing time if suffering from fever instead of taking self prescribed medicine
Don’t create unnecessary panic