It's the same old story - with the rain comes the same old menace of Malaria and Dengue. Will the government of West Bengal and authorities in Kolkata take action before the death toll rises?
The government's efforts seem quite inadequate though the common people will also have to step up to tide over this situation. With Kolkata being a tropical city, it is imperative for us to take immediate steps and measure up to the challenge so that we can prevent any more fatalities.
As per the health department website of Kolkata, three people have lost their lives due to Dengue, 405 cases have been reported, and 1,2152 rapid tests have been conducted for dengue diagnosis.
It has been reported that the Municipal Affairs Minister Firhad Hakim said that the state government and the Kolkata Municipal Corporation are taking steps to cope with the situation. As per the minister Rs 1.39 crore is being used to buy oil for repelling mosquitoes. It's not just Kolkata that is reporting cases of Dengue and Malaria - with districts such as Howrah, North and South 24 Parganas and Nadia also reporting such cases.