**Bhubaneswar:** With deadly dengue assuming an alarming proportion in Odisha, Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi on Saturday reviewed the situation at the State Secretariat here.
He also held video conferencing with all the District Collectors and instructed them to initiate preventive measures on a war-footing.
Briefing media after the review meeting, the Chief Secretary informed that 1100 dengue positives have been detected in the state till date out of which Keonjhar district records highest number of 785 dengue positives while Cuttack district has 213.
The Chief Secretary also informed that all the Collectors have been asked to carry out sanitation drive in their respective districts, especially sanitising unhygienic spots and preventing stagnant water bodies, in both the urban and rural areas.
On being queried on Cuttack Jagatpur dengue situation, he told reporters that the concerned Collector has already ordered the multi-national cold drink bottling plant at the Jagatpur industrial estate to empty out its stored water soon and do the needful at the earliest.
Talking to media on the other hand, Union Minister of State for Health Faggan Singh Kulaste, who was on his Odisha visit on Saturday, said that a Central team will be soon dispatched to the state to take stock of the situation and also assured all sorts of help.
“However, there is obviously some laxity on the part of the State Government as dengue situation has already been reported in the state earlier,” opined Kulaste.