Bhubaneswar: Chief minister Naveen Patnaik today reviewed dengue situation in State and discussed the matter with top officials at Secretariat about the prevention of the mosquito borne disease.
“Dengue cases in the State are 1% below national average. One person has died of the diseases so far in the State. Laboratories have been opened at all government hospitals and medical colleges where patients will be provided free treatment and diagnostic”, Health secretary Arati Ahuja told media persons after the review meeting.
Special dengue wards have also been opened at all government hospitals, she said.
According to government sources, as many as 370 patients have been detected with dengue virus in State.
The department has been monitoring the situation regularly and has issued directions to field officials and doctors to provide immediate treatment to patients, she added.
While the highest number of 50 people were detected to have dengue virus in Bhadrak coastal district, reports of people testing positive were received from nine other districts – Balasore, Cuttack, Jagantsinghpur, Jajpur, Khurda, Kendrapara, Angul, Balangir and Dhenkanal, government sources said.