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60-year-old dies of dengue in Rohtak

chandigarh Updated: Sep 20, 2012 17:00 IST
Sat Singh
Sat Singh
Hindustan Times
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A 60-year-old man died of dengue here at PGIMS late on Wednesday.

The deceased have been identified as Satyawan, a resident of Bahu Akbarpur village, Rohtak. As per details, the victim was admitted to PGIMS on September 14 after his health deteriorated owing to Pneumonitis. However, given the menace of mosquitoes in different wards of PGIMS, the deceased may have caught with dengue virus at PGIMS, a souce revealed.

Dr Ashok Kumar Chauhan while talking to HT said: "The dengue virus was detected after two weeks of misquito bite so in this case, patient might have been suffering from it before being admitted to the hospital".

It is pertinent to mention that hundreds of patients come to civil hospital and PGIMS daily for treatment of vectorborne diseases like malaria and dengue, but health authorities have yet to start their drive against the menace.

"Both government and public are responsible for spreading the disease, as people themselves don't care about stagnated water outside their houses, which lead to diseases in their locality" said a senior physician of civil hospital.

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