2 more deaths push dengue toll to 8 in city

Two more dengue deaths have been reported in the city taking the toll to eight, even though in official data collated by civic officials the figure was just two.

The civic body is yet to include six more deaths, recorded by hospitals in their official lists. A six-month-old girl died at North Delhi Municipal Corporation-run Bara Hindu Rao Hospital on August 28.
“The girl was admitted with high fever and died of dengue shock syndrome. We had performed ELISA test on her which confirmed that she was suffering from dengue,” said a senior doctor at the hospital.

A three-year-old boy died of dengue at Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital on September 10. The hospitals said they would notify the municipal corporation of the death as per the protocol. Meanwhile, the death of a seven-year-old boy due to dengue came to light after his parents committed suicide by jumping from a four-storeyed building in South Delhi’s Lado Sarai, alleging that he was denied admission by prominent private hospitals. According to official data, as many as 1,259 cases of dengue have been reported in Delhi till September 5, with at least 428 cases being registered in the first week of this month.

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