UP: Schools in Firozabad closed till Sept 6 after reports of 40 dengue deaths in a week

Firozabad: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has visited some dengue patients in Firozabad district where around 40 people, mostly children, have died in a week, and said teams will be formed to ascertain the cause of the deaths. "The death of children will be probed by a team from King George's Medical University in Lucknow and a surveillance team so that the reasons can be ascertained," he said.

 "Till now, 32 children and seven adults have died," adding instructions have been issued to officials to ensure treatment of every patient at government hospitals." Meanwhile, in the wake of the current situation, authorities have ordered the closure of schools (for classes 1 to 8) in the district, till September 6. The chief minister on Monday that the first case was detected on August 18 and family members of patients started their treatment in private hospitals and clinics.

Adityanath also said samples of some patients should be sent to the King George's Medical University in Lucknow and the National Institute of Virology in Pune. He visited the 100-bed ward of the government hospital to meet the children affected by dengue and check the arrangements for their treatment.

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