The Capital on Friday reported its second official dengue death, a year-old girl who succumbed to the mosquito-borne disease in a city hospital last week.
Chanchal, daughter of Prem Lal, who was admitted to the government-run Lok Nayak Hospital in a critical condition, died due to internal bleeding.
“Her condition was critical when she was brought to the hospital. Her platelet count had dropped to dangerous levels and she started bleeding internally,” said a doctor.
The South Delhi Municipal Corporation data released on Friday included the case in the untraced category as the family’s address was found to be incorrect."We did not find the family at the mentioned address when our people went to check. Sometimes, people live somewhere else and mention the address where they stay temporarily," said NK Yadav, medical health officer, South Delhi Municipal Corporation.
“We have registered it as a dengue death in Delhi,” he added.
The city on Friday reported 34 new cases, taking the total number of dengue infections to 585 so far this season. Out of the total figure, five persons are from outside Delhi.
The official dengue data, however, do not match the figures provided by various hospitals in the city.
Most hospitals — both private and government — say they are treating, on an average, 15-20 dengue patients every day.
A nine-year-old girl from Sangam Vihar had died at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences on September 24 - the first official dengue death.