CHENNAI, DINDIGUL, TIRUPUR, SALEM, MADURAI: One more child succumbed to suspected dengue at the Government Stanley Medical College Hospital in Chennai on Wednesday. Following the death, relatives and public staged a protest against the government in North Chennai.
Balaji (8) of Kannigapuram at Pullianthope was referred to Stanley hospital on Wednesday. The boy died around 9 pm the same day.
In Dindigul, a seven-year-old boy succumbed to a mysterious fever in his house at Indra Nagar, Palani, on Thursday. Harivishnu, son of Selvam from Indra Nagar, was studying in Class III in a private school. He was down with fever for three days and was treated in a private hospital in Palani. On Thursday, he suffered from a breathing problem and succumbed. In Tirupur, an 11-year-old girl succumbed to dengue on Tuesday. The deceased, Shanmugapriya was the daughter of Selvaraj and Soundharya of Mangalam.
In Salem, V Ilakkiya (6), daughter of Venkatachalam of Nakiyampatti, died in the wee hours of Thursday in Salem Government Mohan Kumaramangalam Medical College Hospital, where she has been under treatment for fever for the past four days.
Keerthi (8), daughter of Muthusamy and resident of Koothathupatti near Vazhapadi, contracted fever recently. Treatment at a local clinic did not help and she was shifted to SGMKMCH, where she died on Thursday. Likewise, V Abinaya (9) of Omalur also died in the hospital after treatment for fever failed.
Meanwhile, Collector Rohini Ramadas Bhajibhakarae inaugurated a 24-hour helpline (1800-425-2424) to get details about fever.
In Madurai, Minister Sellur K Raju was gheraoed by residents of Solai Azhag-upuram, who complained of lack of drinking water supply and that no sanitary work was being undertaken in their area.