Ramakanta Biswas

As many as 50 new cases of dengue have been detected in Bhubaneswar in the last 24 hours taking the total number of patients in the city to 714, informed the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Tuesday. 

The BMC said data of 25,909 people have been collected from 6193 households in the last 24 hours while awareness and cleanliness programmes have been widened.

The civic body has destroyed 2999 potential mosquito breeding sites. Besides, larvae of Aedes mosquitoes have been detected and destroyed at 815 locations. 

Earlier on Monday, Capital Hospital Director Laxmidhar Sahoo had asserted that there is no shortage of beds for treatment of patients of the vector-borne disease. 

“As the admission of Covid-19 patients has decreased, wards are lying vacant in the hospital. There is no dearth of beds and we can admit more than 100 dengue patients. We have not refused admission to any patient so far,” Sahoo had said.