Dengue kills 4 in 48 hrs, Mohali toll 10
Four more suspected dengue deaths have been reported from SAS Nagar district in the past 48 hours, taking the toll to 10. However, the official figure of dengue deaths this year is still six.punjab Updated: Oct 06, 2016 21:47 IST
Four more suspected dengue deaths have been reported from SAS Nagar district in the past 48 hours, taking the toll to 10. However, the official figure of dengue deaths this year is still six.
As per information, three of the latest dengue death victims are from Kharar and one from Kurali.
Sahil (18) and his aunt Tabassum alias Guddi (45) of Ramban Colony, who had dengue-like symptoms, died at the PGIMER on Sunday and Monday, respectively.
A PGI official said, “I can’t confirm the deaths. We will do that on Wednesday and the report will be sent to the Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP), Punjab.”
As per the family members, Tabassum’s 20-year-old son Hashim and family’s two other members, Nushrat and her husband Harsh, are also suffering from dengue. Hashim is admitted to the Civil Hospital in Phase 6, SAS Nagar, and Nushrat and Harsh are under treatment at a private hospital.
Sahil’s mother Shamshad said, “Sahil was a student of Class 12 and was looking forward to celebrate his 18th birthday this month. He was suffering from high fever since September 28 and was taken to a private hospital from where he was shifted to a government hospital in Kharar. He was shifted to GMSH, Sector 16, Chandigarh, on October 1, from where he was referred to PGI, where he died.”
She said Tabassum was initially under treatment at a private hospital in Kharar. “As her platelets dropped, she was administered blood. She was referred to PGI on Monday evening, where she died late night.”
Councillors Mann Singh said, “I had informed the health authorities about the two deaths but they failed to take note and send teams to get the fogging done.”
Officials of municipal council, Kharar, claimed that four fogging machines were doing the job.
The third death was that of a tea vendor Mohan Singh of Kharar, who died at his daughter’s house in Jakadhmajra village.
Kharar SMO Manraj Singh said he was unaware of dengue deaths. “The deaths reported are suspected and we are yet to get reports confirming that they died due to dengue,” said Dr Ranjit Guru, civil surgeon, SAS Nagar.
Fourth death was reported from Wajidpur village in Kurali and the victim has been identified as Amrik Singh (40).
Congress leader Paramjit Singh Mavi, said, “Amrik was suffering from high fever for two days. He was taken to GMSH, Sector 16, Chandigarh, and was sent home after some tests. His platelets dipped drastically and died on way to hospital on Tuesday.”
8 positive for Chikungunya in SAS Nagar
On Tuesday, 19 fresh cases of dengue were reported from SAS Nagar, taking the number of dengue patients so far in the district to 1,061. On Tuesday, 13 cases were reported from SAS Nagar, 2 each from Kharar and Zirakpur and two from villages in the vicinity.
27 FRESH CASE IN UT IN 2 DAYS
CHANDIGARH: Over the past two days, 27 cases of dengue have been reported from various hospitals of Chandigarh, taking the tally of patients this year to 471.
Eight new cases of chikungunya have been reported at GMCH-32 and PGI. The count of chikungunya cases has gone to 68.
PANCHKULA QUIET FOR FOUR DAYS
PANCHKULA: The number of dengue patients in Panchkula has remained fixed at 109 with no new case in the last four days. There have been seven chikungunya cases in the district. There has been no death in the district this year, so far. In 2015, there were 194 patients and, in 2014, there was no dengue case. There has been no death in 2015 and 2014.