8-year-old Bhopal boy dies of dengue, toll at 9

Hindustan Times | By, Bhopal
Nov 01, 2014 01:34 PM IST

Dengue claimed ninth life in Bhopal after eight-year-old Swastik died on Friday. The last week had recorded three fatalities and the number of infections this season has already crossed 450.

Dengue claimed ninth life in the city on Friday after eight-year-old Swastik died. The last week saw three fatalities and the number of infections this season has crossed 450. More than 10 new cases are being recorded daily.

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Swastik and his three-year-old sister Sanskriti, residents of Arera Colony, were admitted at a private hospital with symptoms of dengue on October 22. Both tested positive for the disease on the same day.

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When their condition deteriorated, they were shifted to another private hospital in MP Nagar.

Dr Rakesh Mishra, who was treating Swastik, said, "He was brought to the hospital in a very critical condition. He was facing obstruction in respiration and his body was also not responding to any treatment."

"On the demand of his parents, Swastik was kept on ventilator." Mishra said Sanskriti was completely fine and has been discharged from the hospital.

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