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Plague rumour baseless: Modi

Written by: Staff
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Ahmedabad, Aug 24 (UNI) Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi visited Surat this morning to take stock of viral infection prevailing in the city.

He also met doctors, including doctors working in the laboratories, and the chief of the Indian Medical Association and discussed the viral fever situation in detail.

Mr Modi trashed the rumour about plague, saying there was no truth in it. ''No traces of plague infection were found. Is there a ground sitation to worry about plague making its appearance, he questioned.'' The Chief Minister admitted that there were viral fever cases in Surat city. But the cases are being tackled day and night by doctors of government dispensaries, hospitals and private clinics, according to an official statement here.

Besides Mr Modi, Water Supply Minister Narottam Patel, Planning Minister Saurabh Patel and Civil Aviation Minister Anil Patel were present. The others who accompanied them included Surat Mayor Dr Kanubhai Mavani, Principal Secretary (Urban Development) S R Rao, Principal Secretary K Kailashnathan, Surat Municipal Commissioner Pankaj Joshi, Police Commissioner Sudhir Sinha.

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