Sourav’s Brother Affected By Dengue Is In Critical Condition


Kolkata: The health condition of Snehasish Ganguly who is suffering from dengue since one week is now in a critical stage. According to Belle Vue hospital report Snehasish Ganguly’s platelets count is currently at twenty thousand due to which his condition is critical.

Former Indian cricket captain Sourav Ganguly’s elder brother Snehasish was diagnosed with dengue on Wednesday. He is undergoing treatment at Belle Vue Clinic, under doctor Swapan Sarkar.

According to hospital sources, Snehasish, also a former Bengal cricketer, was taken to the hospital on Wednesday morning as he had been complaining of fever. After assessing his symptoms, doctors decided to examine his blood samples, which tested positive for dengue. His platelet count was reported to be 1,68,000 on Wednesday.

A dengue panic has gripped the entire state . Far from relenting, the dengue menace is spreading its tentacles in Kolkata too.

Ealier, the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) has decided to send a notice to former India captain and Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) president Sourav Ganguly after larvae of dengue mosquitoes were found breeding at his residence in Behala on Thursday.

“We have found larvae of dengue mosquitoes at Ganguly’s residence in Behala during our inspection on November 19 and had asked them to keep the place clean,” PTI quoted Atin Ghosh, KMC Member and Mayor-In-Council (Health) as saying.

According to the report, officials had found larvae even on Thursday and hence, had decided to go ahead with the notice. Sourav Ganguly’s brother, Snehasish Ganguly, has been diagnosed with dengue and is undergoing treatment at a city hospital.

According to data of the West Bengal health department, 45 people have died owing to dengue since January although unofficial reports claim the figure to be marginally higher.

The dengue outbreak in the city has been a cause of great concern with opposition parties rallying against the state government’s approach to take adequate measures. The Communist Party of India (Marxist) councilors staged a demonstration against city mayor Sovan Chatterjee on November 6 while the Bharatiya Janata Party had held a rally last month.