First dengue death of the year: Woman succumbs in SCB
Cuttack: The first dengue death of the year in Odisha has been reported from SCB Medical College and Hospital here on Tuesday. The deceased has been identified Debaki Behera (60). She died while undergoing treatment at the hospital.
Hailing from Kendrapara’s Aul region, Debaki was being treated at the hospital since July 29. She breathed her last at 5 am on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, State Health Minister Naba Das has assured that the department is prepared to handle the dengue cases reported across Odisha. He said hospitals have been asked to treat dengue patients on priority basis.