29-yr-old woman succumbs, dengue death toll up to 11
The toll from dengue here climbed to 11 on Tuesday as one more death — of a 29-year old woman — was reported due to the vector-borne disease that has caused a widespread scare in the national Capital.
According to authorities at Lok Nayak hospital, the woman, a resident of north-west Delhi, had come to the hospital last evening and succumbed within a few minutes even as she was being attended to. “The woman came gasping to the hospital. She carried a report from Ardent Ganpati hospital as per which she had tested positive for dengue. She apparently was suffering from Dengue Shock Syndrome (DSS) and passed away within a few minutes while she was being attended to. As per her records, she had been ill for the last five days,” said
Dr Yogesh Kumar Sarin, medical superintendent at the hospital.
Meanwhile, in a late night development, a 45-year-old woman constable on Tuesday died of suspected dengue in Ghaziabad, with 60 more persons tested positive for the virus in the district.
DSP (CO City-IInd) Vijay Pratap said that lady constable Rama Sharma, posted at Sihani Gate police station, was suffering from fever for the past 15 days and was admitted to a private hospital. On September 13, she was shifted to Yashoda Hospital here. Sharma’s platelet count was 11,400 on the day she was brought to the hospital and tested positive for NS1 antigen test (an early diagnosis of dengue virus infection), Yashoda Hospital doctor, Sangeeta Garg, said.