SHILLONG, November 30, 2017: Ribhoi district in Meghalaya situated along the state’s border Assam has reported at least six cases of dengue recently.
Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Wednesday put up a report which was received by the CM from from the district medical and health officer of Ri Bhoi on his twitter handle.
Someone on November 22 had tweeted Mukul that in Byrnihat unfurling of dengue has created a menace, nearly 90km from here, along the Shillong-Guwahati Road also adding that there is only one OPD centre in the district which is conducting dengue tests.
Mukul assuring the individual on Twitter, said “Please don’t worry, we are putting our best efforts to handle the situation.”
According to the report Mukul said that there has been six confirmed cases of dengue including five in Khanapara and one in Amjok village under Byrnihat primary health centre.
These cases were tested in different laboratories in Assam.
Besides, there were nine other suspected dengue cases from Borbhuin village, which is near Amjok. These were suspected cases tested by using the rapid diagnostic test (RDT).
All these cases were detected in October and this month.