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One more dengue death in Delhi; toll rises to 19

The Prime Minister's two grandsons and a son-in-law, admitted in AIIMS, were to be discharged on Saturday.

india Updated: Oct 08, 2006 01:23 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India

Dengue continued to take its toll on Delhi, with one more person succumbing to it as the number of deaths due to the disease rose to 19.

Usman Ghani (42), a resident of Gandhi Nagar area of Delhi, died in AIIMS in the early hours on Saturday, a hospital spokesman said.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's two grandsons and a son-in-law, admitted in AIIMS with symptoms of dengue, are likely to be discharged on Saturday, he said.

As many as 44 more patients of dengue were admitted in AIIMS, five of them belonging to the institute campus, in the last 24 hours ending 8.00 am.

In all, there are 144 dengue patients in the premier health institute at present, 32 of which are from within the hospital premises.

Thirteen patients have been discharged from AIIMS in the last 24 hours.

First Published: Oct 07, 2006 11:12 IST