NMC claims no dengue deaths in Nagpur, coporators cry foul


Sharvari Vaidya | Oct 21, 2018 10:00

Despite Nagpur witnessing multiple cases of dengue in various areas of the city, the Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) has denied of a single death caused by the deadly mosquito-borne disease. Moreover, the health department of NMC has officially recorded lesser number of positive cases of dengue in the city than actual. Leader of Opposition Tanaji Wanve as well as BJP corporator Ravindra Bhoyar cried foulplay vis-a-vis the official figures stated by NMC.

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Tanaji Wanve told Nation Next, “As per NMC records, there are 203 positive cases of dengue in Nagpur. But in reality, these could be from a single area alone! We’ve officially requested the NMC to provide proper diagnosis for sufferers and suspend officials who are responsible for recoding incorrect figures. The NMC’s health department has not done its work seriously despite several complaints. Affected people in the rural areas are not treated properly. Also, there are no special inspections to diagnose dengue in resident’s houses in my ward despite repeated demands. I assuming that strict action would be taken against the concerned NMC officials, otherwise we will go for a strike against the administration.

Following the allegations, Mayor Nanda Jichkar, at the general house meeting held on Saturday, ordered an enquiry against the allegations She also assured to take the required action against the concerned officials.

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