THE STATE Government on Wednesday admitted in the Vidhan Sabha that 259 dengue cases were reported in the State.
The government also said it was fully aware of the situation and there was no dearth of medicines for dengue patients.
Revenue Minister Ambika Chaudhary underlined the need for a campaign to raise awareness among the people about the disease. He said more than treatment, preventive measures were a must to check dengue.
Swami Prasad Maurya (BSP) raised the issue through an adjournment notice during Zero Hour. Maurya said the Government had failed to take adequate steps to deal with the alarming situation, as dengue was spreading to all parts of the State. Even the High Court was not satisfied with the Government measures and had asked for a detailed plan to be produced before the court on October 12, he added.
Pramod Tiwari (Congress) said 32 districts were affected and suggested deputing a special team of well-trained and well-equipped doctors to the divisional headquarters to treat an increasing number of dengue/chikunguniya patients.
Pramod said a system should be developed to educate people about cleanliness and hygiene, as preventive measures were the only way to control the situation.
Speaker Mata Prasad Pandey directed the government to take adequate preventive measures and ensure proper stock of required medicines at all levels.
23 fresh dengue cases in State
TWENTY-THREE fresh dengue cases have been reported from various parts of the State on Wednesday. Now, the total number of patients has increased to 282 while eight patients have died in the State. The director, Communicable Disease said that eight cases were reported in Lucknow, 10 in Gautam BuddhaNagar, three in Meerut and one each in Aligarh and Rae Bareli.