West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi on Tuesday said he has asked the state government to provide treatment and take precautions over rising incidents of dengue and other vector-borne diseases and deaths in the state.
“I have done whatever I could. I have asked the state government to provide treatment and take precautions,” he said when asked whether he was satisfied with initiatives taken by the state to combat the dengue outbreak.
Tripathi last week wrote to the Mamata Banerjee-led government expressing concern over the serious situation developing in the state due to widespread vector-borne diseases.
However, on October 30, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had confirmed 13 dengue deaths in the state.
She said 27 cases of dengue deaths came from private hospitals, but the state officials were cross-checking the medical and pathological reports, and added that another 20 people died of swine flu.