Officials Reject Dengue Theory Behind Death of 5-yr-old Girl

Published: 14th November 2015 07:08 AM  |   Last Updated: 14th November 2015 07:08 AM   |  A+A-

NAMAKKAL:A five-year-old child studying Class I at an elementary school reportedly died of Dengue here.

Sources said, the deceased, R Nabithasri, of Kondamanaickenur, was having fever since Tuesday and was treated in three private hospitals, two in Namakkal and one in Salem. Then she was shifted  to Govt Mohan Kumaramangalam Medical College Hospital in Salem. However  , the girl succumbed on Friday morning. Officials maintained that the girl’s death was caused by pneumonia and not dengue.

“The DD (Health) held inquiries and reported that the girl died of pneumonia and not dengue,” Collector V Dakshinamoorthy said.

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