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Another dies of dengue in the City

india Updated: Oct 13, 2006 17:08 IST
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A FEMALE dengue patient at National Hospital succumbed to malaria-related complications on Thursday afternoon taking the toll of deaths related to the disease in the City to three. Meanwhile, another patient from Budhni admitted to the same hospital has tested positive for the disease.

Bulbul Biswas, a 35-year-old patient from Seoni Malwa in Hoshangabad district, was admitted to hospital last week with several complications. Apart from testing positive for dengue, Bulbul was also found suffering from severe falciparum malaria, had diabetes and very high blood sugar. She succumbed to the complications at around 12.30 pm on Thursday afternoon, hospital director Dr P K Pandey told Hindustan Times.

However, Dr Pandey said that dengue could not be said to be the cause of death, though it could have been a contributing factor, as the platelet count of the patient had improved during past few days.

Meanwhile, another patient, Rajesh Malviya (25) from village Dobi in Budhni tehsil of Raisen district, who was admitted to the same hospital on October 10, has tested positive for dengue. Hospital authorities had sent across his blood sample to New Delhi and the report that came in on Thursday was positive, Dr Pandey said. Another suspected sample of dengue from Gwalior was sent to National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD) on Thursday.

The total samples tested through rapid card method at the Hamidia Hospital has gone up to 30 and all of them have come out to be negative.

SPURT IN CHIKUNGUNYA? Reports coming in from districts at the State Control Room suggest that chikungunya might be spurting in some districts like Bhind, Morena and Sehore.

The control room reported 40 suspected cases from Sehore, as many as 109 from Bhind and 191 from Morena. The control room was re-confirming the statistics, as the numbers suggested an epidemic in Bhind and Morena districts.

Also 24 cases were reported from Indore, 13 from Dhar and one from Bhopal. CAMP: A free health camp was organised by the Bhopal district health office at Community Health Centre, Berasia.

A total of 1,270 patients were examined and provided treatment at the camp that was inaugurated by MLA Bhaktpal Singh and Bhopal Chief Medical Officer Dr V S Ohri. Superintendent of People’s General Hospital Dr N K Seth, district immunisation officer K S Dube and district health officer Dr S K Kansotia were also present.

However, no suspected dengue cases were detected at the camp. Of the 60 suspected cases of malaria, six were found positive.