Class V student dies of suspected dengue at pvt hospital
Kolkata: A Class V student from a renowned school in South Kolkata reportedly died of dengue at a private hospital. The state Health department is yet to confirm if it was a dengue death. The hospital authorities in his death certificate mentioned that the patient died of dengue. The victim Abirbhav Majumder, a resident of Pallyshree area of Bijoygarh area, a student of Class V, was admitted to a private hospital at Mukundupur around five days ago with fever. The victim died in the hospital at around 4 am in the hospital on Saturday. He had been suffering from fever for the past few days. The victim had reportedly died of type 4 dengue, as the hospital authorities have claimed. The death of a promising boy had set a pall of gloom not only in his house but in the entire locality. The local residents of Bijoygarh area on Saturday alleged that are was no proper surveillance in the area against dengue. The dengue drive was not properly followed by the KMC team, alleged locals.
The state Health department is yet to confirm if it was a case of dengue. They are yet to go through the papers. Various doctors' organisations in the city alleged that the number of dengue cases are gradually increasing in the city and also in the districts. The state government has, however, said that the number of dengue deaths as claimed by the private hospitals was not true.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had recently held a high level meeting with the senior Health department officials at Nabanna in this regard. She also gave statistics to show that the condition of Bengal is far better than other states.