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05 Aug 2020, 16:31 HRS IST
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  • 37-year-old man dies of dengue in Kolkata, toll at 28

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Kolkata, Dec 9 (PTI)
A 37-year-old man died of dengue at a private hospital in Kolkata, taking the toll due to the vector-borne disease in the state since January to 28, officials said on Monday.

Surajit Samanta, a resident of Kanyanagar in South 24 Parganas district died on Sunday night because of dengue encephalitis, a senior official of the state health department said.

Samanta was suffering from high fever for quite some time and was taken to the hospital on EM Bypass on Thursday, a relative said.

"His condition deteriorated and on Sunday night he died of dengue encephalitis and multi-organ failure," he said.

Meanwhile, the Kolkata Municipal Corporation is planning to build a hospital in the Khidderpore area of the city dedicated to treat patients suffering from dengue and malaria, deputy mayor Atin Ghosh said.

"We are looking to build a separate hospital specially to treat patients suffering from dengue and malaria. The hospital will have 300 beds and we are hoping to make it operational by next year," he said.

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