FOUR MORE cases of dengue were confirmed at three hospitals in the City on Saturday. The patients are said to be in stable condition. One of the patients – admitted to local Paliwal Hospital - is a resident of Bhopal, but was in Lalitpur for the past one month before being admitted to the hospital.
However, no other suspected cases of the disease were reported from anywhere in the State, according to the State Control Room on mosquito-related diseases. Suspected chikungunya cases were reported from various districts with Sehore reporting another 33 cases on Saturday giving rise to the fear of an impending epidemic. Sehore has been reporting a large number of chikungunya cases over the last few days.
Chief Medical Officer of Bhopal Dr V S Ohri said that two confirmed dengue cases were reported from Paliwal Hospital and one each from Nilay and Navoday hospitals.
The dengue patients at Paliwal Hospital include one Sribai Jain, 65, from Kanpur village on Vidisha Road (Bhopal district). Dr Ohri said she was brought from Lalitpur and admitted to the hospital. The other patient at the hospital is Mardan Singh whose blood sample tested positive at Pioneer Laboratory.
One Neeraj Buda of Udaipura, Deori tested positive at Nilay Hospital while one Soni of Seoni Malwa showed confirmed dengue symptoms at Navoday Hospital, the CMO said.
CHIKUNGUNYA: Meanwhile, the State Control Room reported 33 suspected cases of Chikungunya from Sehore, 35 from Sagar, 21 from Damoh, 14 from Burhanpur, four from Dhar, three from Sheopur and two from Raisen district.