Darjeeling District Magistrate holds meeting in Siliguri to tackle dengue outbreak

Siliguri, 31st July: The Health Department has raised serious concerns about the rising number of dengue cases in the state. In response, Darjeeling District Magistrate S. Ponnambalam convened an urgent meeting on Monday to address the situation.

The meeting was attended by several key officials, including Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Tulsi Pramanik, Superintendent of North Bengal Medical College and Hospital (NBMCH) Dr. Sanjay Mallick, Superintendent of Siliguri District Hospital Dr. Chandan Ghosh, Commissioner of Siliguri Municipal Corporation Sonam Wangdi Bhutia, and BDOs from various blocks, along with health officials.

During the meeting, various aspects related to dengue were extensively discussed. Following the session, DM Ponnambalam highlighted that the number of dengue cases this year is relatively lower. So far, 19 individuals have been affected in the hilly areas of the district, and 34 individuals in the region under the Siliguri Mahakuma Parishad. The District Magistrate issued a strong message to all officials to take necessary preventive measures and raise awareness among the public.

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