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Dengue claims 7-year-old boy in Delhi, toll reaches seven in Delhi this year

According to the Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) hospital authorities, Shaurya Pratap Singh died on November 22 —two days after he was admitted to the hospital.

delhi Updated: Nov 28, 2017 23:08 IST
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According to the Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) hospital authorities, Shaurya Pratap Singh died on November 22 —two days after he was admitted to the hospital.(Satish Bate/HT PHOTO)

A seven-year-old boy died of dengue in Delhi, taking the death toll due to the mosquito-borne disease in the national capital to seven this year.

According to the Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) hospital authorities, Shaurya Pratap Singh died on November 22 —two days after he was admitted to the hospital.

Singh was initially admitted at Medanta hospital in Gurgaon, where it was confirmed that he was suffering from dengue. He was also kept on ventilator for 15 days as his condition was extremely critical.

“He was shifted to the RML hospital on November 20, where his condition deteriorated. He had only a 5% chance of survival. He died on November 22,” a senior doctor at the hospital said.

The mosquito-borne tropical disease had claimed its first victim in the city this year on August 1 when a 12-year-old boy died of dengue shock syndrome at the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital.

Three more deaths were reported in October by the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC), which tabulates the data for the entire city.

The civic body, however, is yet to acknowledge two dengue deaths reported from the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan (LNJP) hospital.

At least 347 cases of dengue were reported in the city last week, taking the total number of people affected by the vector-borne disease to 8,896, according to a municipal report released on Monday.

The number of malaria and chikungunya cases recorded till November 25 stood at 1,128 and 901 respectively.

Of the total of 8,896 dengue cases, 4,556 patients belonged to Delhi, while 4,340 had come to the city for treatment from other states, the SDMC’s weekly report stated.

First Published: Nov 28, 2017 23:08 IST