(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
September 26, 2010
Immediately Declare Dengue an Epidemic
P M S
Grewal, secretary of the
different types have assumed epidemic proportions in
estimates of dengue admit to only around 2,300 cases. As per unofficial
estimates, over a lakh people have been affected by dengue so far
demands that the
The CPI(M) demands:
should immediately be declared as an epidemic in
2) Special administrative and medical efforts to meet the epidemic should be undertaken in coordination with the union health ministry.
3) Provisions for free blood test, treatment and medicines in slums and unauthorised colonies must be ensured with delay
4) A thorough assessment should be made of cases of dengue as well as other vector borne diseases, reported so far in public as well as private hospitals and clinics.
be forced to take agitational course if the