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Firozabad: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday visited the Firozabad district hospital and asked the officials to ensure proper treatment of dengue-affected children admitted there.
The Chief Minister reached Firozabad early last week amid reports of over 40 deaths of children due to dengue in Firozabad.
The UP Chief Minister visited the 100-bed government hospital and met the ailing children, as well as inspected their treatment arrangements.
Adityanath visited almost all the wards of the hospital and inquired about the condition of the children affected by dengue, while warning health officials and medical staff of strict action for any laxity in their treatment.
BJP’s Firozabad MLA Manish Asija on Sunday claimed that over 40 children have died due to dengue in the district in the past one week and blamed the state health department and the local body for the tragedy.
More than 40 children have died of dengue in Firozabad since 22-23 August. This morning, I received the sad news of (death) six children,” Asija had tweeted on Sunday, adding that most of these children were in the age group of 4-15.
When contacted, UP Health Minister Jai Pratap Singh had told PTI, “The news is false. There is no such report (about dengue deaths).”
After visiting the hospital, the Chief Minister met the District Magistrate, Chief Medical Officer, Additional Director (Health) and public representatives in the hospital auditorium and gave them necessary instructions for the treatment of children and prevention of dengue. District.
He also visited Sudama Nagar from where maximum number of dengue cases were reported.
Earlier, while going to the hospital, Congress workers tried to show black flags to the Chief Minister but the police took them into custody.
Divisional Commissioner of Agra Division Amit Gupta also visited the affected areas of Firozabad on Sunday afternoon and gave necessary instructions to the Health Department and Municipal Corporation officials and asked people to take precautions.
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