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Dengue once has started spreading its tentacles in Bhagalpur and its adjourning parts!
Interestingly, when the entire administration here has been busy with smart city project, dengue has started spreading rapidly in the district. 6 suspected cases of dengue has been admitted in the paying ward at JLNMC hospital here.
Divisional commissioner, Bhagalpur, Rajesh Kumar has expressed his serious concern on dirty pictures of this silk city and subsequently spreading of dengue.
Dengue cases are maximum reported from Mundichak locality in the heart of the city where more than dozen people having suffering from it. Dengue cases are also reported from Sultanganj and Pirpainti blocks. Six persons having dengue symptoms are admitted to JLNMC hospital but hospital superintendent, R C Mandal denied any dengue cases as he yet not have any positive dengue report from any of the patients.
Civil Surgeon, Bhagalpur, Bijay Kumar when contacted said he does not have time to reply because he was busy in meeting. Similarly, S B Meena, town commissioner, Bhagalpur municipal corporation (BMC) was not available to speak on the BMC failed to make this city clean.
Sunayana and Padma Kumari, two sisters from Mundichak locality are admitted at JLNMC hospital along with one Gita Devi from the same locality. Apart from that Kumari Rojlin from Lalbag locality, Aniket from Sultanganj, Anshu Kumari from Asarganj (Sultanganj) along with Faruque Ajam from Haveli Kharaghpur (Munger) are admitted at JLNMC hospital and all the patients having platelets counts from 30 thousand to 40 thousand. Family members of Gita Devi however shifted her to Calcutta for better treatment after her condition deteriorated. Dr Rajkamal Sahu, the doctor at JLNMC hospital said that the lady patient was suffering from dengue and malaria both. Another doctor of the hospital, Dr MN Jha, dengue has been spreading rapidly in the city.
Observers here alleged BMC for its failure to free this ancient silk city from garbage and filthy drains with water logging. “After rains, the carriers of dengue and malaria ie, the mosquitos have the opportunities for breeding and the situation became favorable amid dirtiness,” they pointed out.
Divisional commissioner, Kumar has expressed his serious concern over the situation and said he would look into the matter. “Health sector is in our priority list and in the coming review meeting the matter would be taken up beside I will take the issue at my level for at least maintaining the cleanness drive in the city areas,” he said. He also appealed to the residents here for taking concern of cleanness and make their surroundings clean.
“We are less concern about what the officials have been projecting dreams on Smart City for over year but they virtually failed in keeping this city clean. Now diseases like dengue is became a common phenomenon here,” said Badri Prasad Daruka, a businessman at Bhagalpur.