Bhubaneswar, July 27: The season’s first dengue death was reported from Bhubaneswar on Monday night.
The deceased has been identified as Madhusmita Das (15) from Sailashree Vihar of Chandrasekharpur area. He was studying in Class-X.
Das was tested positive yesterday and admitted to a private hospital in Patia. He succumbed to the viral infection late on Monday night following the deterioration of her health condition.
The death of Das created fear among the denizens in the city.
Now-a -days, sporadic cases have been reported from Chandrasekharpur, Unit-VIII, Kalpana Square and other localities in the city.
The city had reported 391 cases till July 8 while another 32 were added in a day.
To prevent the possible outbreak of mosquito-borne viral disease dengue, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has issued guidelines to be followed by all concerned.
BMC Commissioner Sanjay Kumar Singh said, “I didn’t receive about the season’s first death due to dengue. With the situation deteriorating in parts of Sailashree Vihar and Niladri Vihar, Chandrasekharpur, and BDA Colony, we visited the affected areas to take stock of the situation and suggested a slew of measures including fogging, immediate lifting of garbage and door-to-door surveillance. As of yesterday, BMC conducted door-to-door surveillance of more than 450 homes.”
So far, 391 cumulative dengue cases have been reported in the capital. A total of 56 dengue cases have been reported in the northern zone of Bhubaneswar. Most of the dengue cases have been identified in Ward No 14, 17, 7, and 42.