Kolkata: In the last seven days, Kolkata witnessed a sharp spike in the number of fresh dengue cases, alarming health officials ahead of the Durga Puja festivities next week.
According to the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC), there were 1,367 new cases reported in the said period. The figure is substantially higher than that of the 1,102 cases reported in the previous week. In this current season, the overall number of cases has increased to 7,422.
But KMC Mayor Firhad Hakim seems to be confident that the graph for affected people, which has reached its peak, will take a downward curve in the next few weeks.
Generally, this is the period when the graph of affected people rises and starts showing a declining trend since the middle of October. So we expect the situation to completely stabilize during the next few days, he said.
Meanwhile, the state health department is maintaining absolute secrecy over the total number of dengue deaths in the state, although unofficial sources quote the figure to be above 50.
However, Leader of the Opposition in the West Bengal Assembly Suvendu Adhikari has claimed that the actual toll will be well above 100 for the present dengue season. The state health department is deliberately under-reporting figures. Doctors are often forced to report dengue-related deaths as deaths due to unknown fever, he claimed.
The State government headed by Chief Minister Revanth Reddy is likely to table a “White Paper” on the State’s financial position in the House in the current Assembly session.
Komatireddy Venkat Reddy took charge by performing special pujas in his chamber on the 5th floor of the Secretariat on Sunday morning.
Chief Minister Revanth Reddy reached Yashoda Hospital and visited former Chief Minister K.chandra Sekhar Rao on the 9th floor. He inquired about his health.
Telangana CM Revanth Reddy has ordered an inquiry against the police officers attached to the BRS party. On the other hand, there is a possibility of a massive transfer of IPS in a day or two. It seems that the intelligence officers will report to the State government after the completion of the internal inquiry.
The gold prices in Hyderabad on 10 December 2023 has been slashed. Going by the rates today, the price of 10 grams of 22-carat gold stands at Rs. 57,150 with a fall of Rs. 550 while the rate of 10 grams of 24-carat gold is trading at Rs. 62,350 with a fall of Rs. 600.