PUDUCHERRY: A ‘mysterious fever’ claimed the life of a 39-year-old man here on Thursday night.
According to sources, Sriram, a resident of Lawspet, had been suffering from fever and illness for some time. After getting treated treated in different hospitals, the temporary PWD worker, on Thursday, got himself admitted in the Indira Gandhi Government General Hospital. But despite treatment, he passed away. Subsequently, the hospital authorities informed his relatives, who collected the body from the hospital.
In the certificate of death, it was mentioned that Sriram died of ‘Pyrexia of unknown origin (Fever of unknown origin)’.
However, his relatives claimed that that the doctors, who attended to Sriram had told them that he was having symptoms of dengue.
Perturbed over the fact that a man who had walked to the hospital died soon after admission, they raised a suspicion about the cause of Sriram’s death.
Officials of the administration were not forthcoming, but sttod by the medical report.
Meanwhile, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (South) convener R Siva distributed Nilavembu Kashayam (a potion) to prevent spreading of dengue fever at 22 centres in Orleanpet constituency.
Siva told reporters that the potion was distributed as per the directions from DMK leaders M Karunanidhi and M K Stalin. The top leaders have also urged functionaries to undertake rain relief operations in the Union Territory.