Kolkata, November 13: The dengue patients in the city have almost doubled in the last two weeks. According to the latest report, since October 24, there has been 21,000 cases and the figure thus now stands at 44,000. On Wednesday, according to an ANI tweet, BJP workers held a protest near Kolkata Municipal Corporation office demanding a 'dengue free' Kolkata among other demands. Police had to use water cannons to disperse the protesters.
BJP leader Rimjhim Mitra after being detained with party workers during protest said, "We had prior permission to hold a protest and the protest was peaceful. Male police personnel manhandled us." Dengue Cases in Kolkata Rise to 300, Panic in City as Mosquitoes Create Menace.
Check ANI tweet:
BJP workers protest near Kolkata Municipal Corporation office demanding a 'dengue free' Kolkata among other demands. Police use water cannons to disperse protesters. pic.twitter.com/Lc4xulfDEB
— ANI (@ANI) November 13, 2019
Stray cases of dengue surfaced from June end, but the sudden spike in the vector-borne disease cases happened from July end. This year, the monsoon had a delayed start in the state, but right after they started, cases of dengue also started surfacing.