Dengue claims one more life

 Yet another dengue patient succumbed at SCB Medical College and Hospital (SCBMCH) here on Tuesday.
The deceased has been

Published: 11th July 2018 01:53 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th July 2018 04:32 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

CUTTACK:  Yet another dengue patient succumbed at SCB Medical College and Hospital (SCBMCH) here on Tuesday.The deceased has been identified as Prasant Moharana (25) of Rupadeipur within Balanga police limits in Puri. According to hospital sources, Prasant was admitted to SCBMCH on July 5 at 10.35 pm in a critical condition and was shifted to ICU the next day after his condition deteriorated. He succumbed to the disease at around 9.20 pm on July 6.

This is the second case of dengue death in the current season at the Government-run hospital. Earlier, Trailokya Barik (32) of Dimiria under Nandipada police limits in Keonjhar district had succumbed to the disease while undergoing treatment in the medicine ICU of SCBMCH on June 24. According to assistant nodal officer of SCB Dengue Ward, Dr SP Mohanty, 18 dengue patients are undergoing treatment at the hospital while five have been shifted to ICU.

A total of 39 samples were sent to the laboratory on Tuesday, out of which six have tested positive for the mosquito-borne disease. The six positive cases include three patients from Cuttack’s Rajendra Nagar, Jagatpur and Tangi localities and one each from Puri, Nayagarh and Khurda district, Dr Mohanty informed.

Stay up to date on all the latest Odisha news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

facebook twitter whatsapp