Kolkata to witness decline in dengue cases with fall in temperature


West Bengal minister and Kolkata mayor Firhad Hakim argued on Saturday that the incidence of dengue fever in the city will drop as temperatures drop. Hakim told reporters that if temperatures in the city drop below 17 degrees Celsius, the incidence of dengue fever will definitely decrease.”The number of dengue cases will decrease when the temperature in the city reaches 17%. But the temperature in the city is well above that,” the mayor said. Meanwhile, Hakim wrote to Kolkata Police Commissioner Vineet Kumar Goyal about abandoned cars piled up on the Basanti highway near the metropolis, which has become a breeding ground for dengue mosquitoes.

He called on the police commissioner to take action in this regard.West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee claimed on his 9th November that the number of vector-borne disease cases in the state is trending downward. However, Banerjee acknowledged that the number of dengue cases had previously increased.The BJP and he argued that opposition parties, including the CPI(M), recently held a demonstration and that the Trinamor congressional government “failed to control the dengue situation in the state”.

In a November 11 broadcast, Federal Health Minister Bharati Pravin Pawar claimed that the West Bengal government repeatedly failed to release information about dengue to the centre. However, the state government pointed out a glitch on the center’s website, claiming it had been sharing information for months.The number of dengue fever patients in the city is decreasing. If you have a fever, you should be tested to determine if you have dengue. Prime Minister Mamata Banerjee tweeted that a meeting had been called to discuss health issues, including dengue fever, on 20 November.

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