Orissa government has sprung into action to grapple with the recent dengue outbreak, even as two more cases of death due to the infectious disease has been reported.
With this, the death toll due to dengue has touched 17 in Orissa. According to reports, nearly 407 patients are undergoing treatment in the state.
Alarmingly, nearly 21 out of the 30 districts in Orissa have reported cases of dengue. Angul district has the maximum number of dengue cases with 192 people testing positive.
The Orissa High Court has asked the State Government to ensure the opening of a separate dengue ward at SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack.
Blood sampling will also begin in 21 dengue affected districts.