Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday asked the youth to avoid dieting as that could bring down resistance levels and result in their falling prey to ailments like dengue.

Her advice to the youth, when spoke about dengue outbreak in the state at a press conference.  Dengue cases have crossed over 600 in the state.

"My young friends, I appeal to all of you, not to go on diet as this can bring down your immunity system and you can be prone to diseases like dengue," she said while asking them to take plenty of food and water.

The chief minister also blamed a section of doctors for diagnosing heart attack as dengue without proper verification and issuing death certificates.

"Writing of heart attack as dengue is not done. Dengue must be confirmed before issuing death certificates," Banerjee who is also the health minister," she said.


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