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As if we produce mosquito larvae: Mamata slams oppn for

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Tuesday that 27 people have died of dengue this year in West Bengal, as she hit out at the opposition for politicising the issue. Banerjee, while speaking during a discussion on the matter in the Assembly, said around 44,000 people are affected by the vector-borne disease in the state. We don t want any deaths. We have been able to save thousands of people who were affected by the vector-borne disease. But the opposition parties of the state instead of raising awareness are only interested in politicising the matter, she said. In the health sector, Bengal is a model for the entire country. But the opposition parties are only interested in maligning the state to serve their own political interests, Banerjee added. She said around 85 people died of dengue in 2018 and the state government has been able to bring down the number of deaths this year. Around 3,000 doctors, 4,000 nurses and 51,000 government employees are working ...

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