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Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan wrote a letter to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday appealing him to do the needful to keep a tab on the dengue outbreak in Salia Sahi slum in the city.
Dharmendra’s letter followed a petition submitted by Salia Sahi Anchalika Committee which recently submitted a letter to him citing the need of government’s intervention in checking the vector-borne disease.
In his letter, Dharmendra emphasised on the immediate development and restoration of sewerage and drainage system in Salia sahi which happens to be the largest slum of the state, with a population of over 1 lakh.
Notably, at least five persons have died of dengue in the slum so far.