Four die of Dengue, Chikungunya in October in West Bengal

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Kolkata, Oct 29 (UNI) Assuring proper preventive measures to check outbreak of diseases in different districts of West Bengal, the state government today informed that four people died of Dengue and Chikungunya this month.

A statement issued by the Department of Health and Family Welfare said the deaths were reported from Falta, Mograhat and Budge Budge in South 24 Parganas.

" An Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP) is on across the affected districts and the toll was reported during the period of October 19 to till date," the statement said.

Medical teams were working in co-ordination with Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) and other municipalities in the affected areas and Rapid Response Teams (RRT) were being sent for every reported outbreak, it said.

Detailing the measures, the statement disclosed that Rapid Diagnostic Kits (RDK) were being used for early diagnosis in suspected cases of Dengue and anti-malarials and anti-pyretic medicines were being distributed from the government institutions and KMC clinics.

The awareness campaign has been strengthened in newspapers and other media and medical teams have been set up in affected areas, the statement said adding daily monitoring was being done at the State headquarters.

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