VIZIANAGARAM: Dengue fever struck back with vengeance, creating panic in the district. A two-year-old kid of Vizianagaram died at a private hospital in Visakhapatnam Tuesday.
According to sources, K Sneha, daughter of K Sanyasi Appala Naidu and Bharathi of Thotapalem YSR Nagar Colony here, was admitted to a private hospital in Vizianagaram with fever symptoms on July 17. The doctors diagnosed her for Broncho Anaemia (lung infection) and suggested Sneha’s parents to shift her to a hospital in Visakhapatnam for better treatment. Sneha’a parents admitted her to Manipal Hospitals, Visakhapatnam, on July 18, where the doctors, after examination, confirmed it as dengue and shifted her to ventilator treatment. After 10 days of ventilator treatment, Sneha died Tuesday morning.
Sneha’s father blamed the King George Hospital (KGH) authorities, who according to him, showed apathy to admit Sneha to the hospital for better ventilator treatment. He said that he pleaded with the KGH superintendent and other officials to admit his daughter into the paediatric block for ventilator treatment. His plea fell on deaf ears, said Sanyasi Appala Naidu.
Residents of the YSR Nagar lamented that poor sanitation in the colony also abetted Sneha’s death.