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First dengue death of the year reported in city

The national Capital on Wednesday reported the first death due to dengue this year, with a 10-year-old girl succumbing to the disease. Florence Romuonpui Hrangchal, a native of Manipur studying in Delhi’s Holy Child school, was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Wednesday morning where she was confirmed to be suffering from dengue.

“The young girl was admitted to the hospital today (Wednesday) early in the morning and was confirmed to be suffering from dengue. Treatment was <g data-gr-id="17">initiated</g> but she could not be saved as her condition was serious and she was brought late,” a doctor at AIIMS said. He said the girl was suffering from high fever for almost a week but was not given proper medication.

With the onset of monsoon, Union Health Minister J P Nadda recently urged all hospitals and medical centres to upgrade their facilities to accommodate patients suffering from dengue. He had also made surprise checks at Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital and Safdarjung Hospital to look into the initiatives taken by the hospitals. 

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