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Protest staged over dengue cases by wearing mosquito net

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Members of Tamil Puligal Katchi staged a novel protest here on Tuesday against the rise of dengue cases in the city by wearing mosquito nets.

The protestors have also filed a petition seeking a compensation of Rs 3 lakh for dengue patients from the Coimbatore Municipal Corporation, alleging that it "failed" to control the spread of dengue among the residents of the area.

They urged the District Collector of the area to announce compensation for patients getting treated in government hospitals.

Speaking to ANI, Kovai Ravanan, a protester, said dengue cases were increasing day by day.

"More than 200 patients have been admitted to hospitals due to dengue. Coimbatore Municipal Corporation which has failed to combat mosquito breeding. That is why we have staged this novel protest."

A large number of dengue cases have been reported in some other states including Punjab and Bihar.

According to a report released by the Directorate of Vector Borne Disease Control Programme in October, a total of 67,377 cases and 48 deaths due to dengue have been reported from different parts of the country till October 13 this year.

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First Published: Tue, November 05 2019. 18:26 IST