Bhubaneswar reports this year’s first dengue death! Retired Police Officer dies due to mosquito-borne viral disease

Bhubaneswar: The Capital City of Odisha has reportedly reported this year’s first case of dengue death as a retired Police Officer allegedly died of the mosquito-borne viral disease yesterday.

According to reports, the retired Police Officer, who has been identified as former Additional DCP Sudarshan Sethi was admitted at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar after being infected with dengue. However, he succumbed to the mosquito-borne viral disease at around 6.30 PM yesterday.

Later, Sethi’s family members took his body to Puri Swargadwar and conducted the last rites.

Sources said that two more cases of dengue were also reported from Niladri Vihar and Damana areas of Bhubaneswar.

Taking a serious note of the reports of dengue cases, Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) Mayor Sulochana Das along with two medical teams conducted an on-spot inspection and directed the concerned officials to take steps to prevent the further spread of the disease.

The BMC Mayor directed them to carry out fogging, bush cutting, or mosquito oil spraying throughout the capital city.

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