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Epidemics raging in city, one dies of JE

india Updated: Aug 20, 2006 00:46 IST

WITH THE death of a woman due to encephalitis and several children hospitalised with other complaints, the city seems to be in the grip of epidemics.

A resident doctor at Ganesh Shanker Vidyarthi Memorial Medical College was also reported to be suffering from palsiparum malaria here today. He was admitted to the ICU of the medicine ward of the medical college following deterioration in his condition.

The situation was so bad at Hallet hospital that several patients could not be shifted to ICU wards for want of beds. According to reports, Sarita (50) was admitted to the ICU of the medicine ward under Dr Arti Lalchandani, following complaints of high fever and several fit attacks.

Her tests had indicated that she was suffering from encephalitis. However, she succumbed to the disease today.

Similarly, a resident doctor of the medical College hostel complained of vomiting and was rushed to the ICU of the medicine Ward.

The doctor treating him confirmed that he was suffering from palsiparum malaria. According to the doctors, his condition was still critical. Reports said several other junior doctors were also suffering from viral fever. Meanwhile, another encephalitis patient was admitted to bed no 2 of the ICU of the medicine ward today.

In the pediatric department of the GSVM Medical College, there was a continuous flow of children complaining of various diseases.

According to reports, Avinash (6), son of Gyani had been admitted under HoD Dr VN Tripathi.

Similarly, Pranshu (1), son of AN Shukla of Babupurva, Farhan (7), a resident of Nawabganj, Devnarain (5), Rajan (9), Lalit Kumar (3), Arjun (8 month), Shruti (three-and-a-half-years) had been admitted to hospital as they were suffering from epidemic diseases, confirmed the doctors attending them.