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Dengue toll touches nine, 103 test positive

india Updated: Nov 03, 2011 00:38 IST
HT Correspondent

Another dengue death was reported on Tuesday, raising the toll up to nine in the city.

The latest victim, identified as Rajesh Kumar, 39, was a resident of Rajeev Nagar. He was undergoing treatment at a private hospital where he succumbed to the disease.

Till now, 103 patients have tested positive in Gurgaon and the number is rising by the day. Residents have blamed the district administration for not taking adequate measures for welfare of the people.

They say that while private societies and various resident welfare associations are getting fogging done on a regular basis on their own, the civic agencies have not woken to the growing threat and are putting the life of people at risk.

Dr Ashutosh Shukla, head, internal medicine, Artemis Health Institute said, “We are getting several dengue cases and some patients are in critical condition. The local administration needs to take stock and implement certain steps to control the menace.”

Dr Mahender Gupta, district malaria officer said, “Certainly the number of dengue patients is increasing in the city. Whenever we come across a dengue positive patient, we immediately start fogging in that area to prevent spread of the disease. The latest victim was a resident of Rajeev Nagar so we will send our fogging team there.”