SEVEN patients suspected to have contracted dengue were admitted to the Department of Medicine at the King George’s Medical University (KGMU) and private clinics during the last 24 hours. They were brought to the Medical University after tests conducted at private pathologies.
Those admitted to the hospital included a resident of Alambagh, two of Sector 21 & Sector 18 in Indira Nagar and one of Aligarh. The remaining three have been admitted to private clinics.
The platelet count in these patients was found low raising suspicion that they had contracted dengue. These blood samples have also been sent to the MU Department of Microbiology for confirmation. “Results of the patients’ blood samples will come on Friday after which we will be able to confirm whether these patients are suffering from dengue fever or not,” said Dr Vimla Venkatesh of the Department of Microbiology at MU.
Recently, a government official posted in Agra had died of dengue fever in a Lucknow hospital.