Jagatsinghpur: Over 50 people were tested positive for dengue in Gobardhanapur village under Kujanga block in the district. The affected people are undergoing treatment at district headquarters hospital.
Sources said the number of patients is increasing by the day while no precautionary measures have been taken to check the vector borne disease.
Residents alleged that the locals Manijagna health centre and even the district headquarters hospital are lacking facilities of blood testing. The patients have to go to Cuttack for the examination, they said.
On the other hand DMO Binod Mohapatra admitted the spreading of the mosquito borne disease in the area. All possible steps are being taken to prevent the disease, he added.