Dengue cases are increasing in Karnataka, BJP leader demands to declare emergency

Bengaluru: Amid reports of a rise in dengue cases in Karnataka, Leader of Opposition in the state Assembly R. Ashoka on Sunday urged the government to declare it an emergency and provide free dengue testing to people. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader also stressed the need to set up a task force and a control room in each taluk, among other measures, to monitor and control the spread of dengue.

Ashok said, “Dengue cases are increasing in the state since January, two children have died due to dengue and every day there are reports of three to four deaths due to dengue and this is sad. There is fear among the people across the state, but the government is still not afraid. While talking to reporters after visiting a government hospital and meeting infected patients and doctors, he said that out of 100 samples tested, 13 to 14 percent are confirming dengue and there are reports of increase in the number of deaths of people suffering from this disease, so control of dengue is important… The government should have formed a task force in every taluka and set up a control room.

He said that according to the information he has received, more than two lakh people in the state are infected with dengue. Ashok said that the government should bear the cost of testing. He said, the way we did free testing during Covid… I urge the government to make testing free immediately. Rs 600 to Rs 1,000 are being charged for testing, poor people are not able to get tested. He said, the government should declare the increase in dengue cases as an emergency and officials should be vigilant.

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