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Two minors die of dengue in Sagar, 55 affected

Dengue claimed the life of two children in Sagar district. Both the children, who were residents of Simariya village in Deori tehsil were undergoing treatment at a hospital in Bhopal and Narsinghpur respectively.

india Updated: Aug 12, 2014 17:02 IST
HT Correspondent

Dengue claimed the life of two children in Sagar district on Monday. Both the children, who were residents of Simariya village in Deori tehsil were undergoing treatment at a hospital in Bhopal and Narsinghpur respectively.

According to sources, around 100 people of this village are suffering from fever and some of them have also reported dengue-like symptoms.

The health department despite its tall claim have not been able to not control the disease as four patients have died in the past two months and around 55 patients in different blocks have been diagnosed with dengue fever.

According to sources, the villagers of Simariya village including Shubham,14, son of Anandi Patel died on Monday while undergoing treatment at Miracle Child Hospital in Bhopal. He was referred to Bhopal on August 8 from the Sagar district hospital.

Sonam Patel,12, daughter of Prem Naryan Patel also died of dengue while undergoing treatment at Narsinghpur hospital. Both the children were cremated at their village. Villagers allege that though the government has distributed medicines the health workers are not working sincerely.

One villager, Basant Sarviya alleged that though blood samples of several villagers were taken around five days back by the health department, they are yet to receive the blood reports.

District malaria officer Dr VK Saini said that the department was working at Simariya village and only ten cases of normal fever have been found so far been detected.

Despite repeated efforts the chief medical and health officer (CMHO) Dr RC Jain could not be contacted for comments.