Indore : “ Various drives initiated to check dengue disease did not get the support of the IMC as expected,” said Chief Medical and Health Officer Ashok Dagaria while talking to media persons on Tuesday.

The officer was speaking on the increasing number of dengue patients in the city.

He said that the IMC must support the other departments working for the health of the citizens. Dagaria further said that the IMC must conduct fogging and other such drives in identified areas to minimise the health risk of the people residing their. When enquired about the same, IMC Commissioner Rakesh Singh said “ I am unaware of the statement and I would verify it first and will comment.” It is to be noted that a chaos like situation is prevailing in the city due to the dengue menace. At least 46 patients were found to be positive and the disease has so far claimed six lives. Out of the six, three deaths took place in private hospitals.

Meanwhile, reports of at least 12 patients were received as positive. The health department is carrying out drives such as fogging and larva survey in various areas of the city.

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