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7-yr-old dies of suspected dengue

Published: 30th October 2012 11:50 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th October 2012 11:50 AM   |  A+A-

Two days after celebrating her seventh birthday, a girl died of ‘suspected dengue’ at a city-based private hospital on Monday. The victim, Bhagyashree, was a resident of Pottery Town. After she complained of high fever and symptoms of dengue were seen, her parents, admitted her to Divine Hospital. Following her critical condition, they shifted her to Baptist Hospital in Hebbal two days ago. The girl died on Monday morning.

“Bhaghashree’s celebrated her birthday at the hospital on October 27. We were hoping she would return home soon but she succumbed. Local elected representatives are responsible for not taking preventive steps in the area,” said Prem Kumar, a resident of Pottery Town.

He added last week, a drive to check dengue was held in the area, and officials educated the locals about keeping their surroundings clean. “Such measures alone are not enough. The BBMP has failed to perform its duties effectively,” he said.

Meanwhile, BBMP officials said a mob stopped them when they went to visit the girl’s house. The officials claimed that the locals blamed them for the her death.

Chief Health Officer Devaki Umesh said, “The angry crowd stopped our officers. We are aware of the girl’s death. The case will be examined, and blood samples will be sent for MAC elise test.”



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