BENGALURU: Another suspected dengue death was reported from Hoskerehalli ward on Friday night. The victim has been identified as 10-year-old G Tejaswini.
According to her father Gopal, a vegetable vendor, Tejaswini was suffering from fever for the last eight days and was taken to a private hospital a few days ago.
He was told that his daughter’s condition was very critical.
“We shifted her to Indira Gandhi Children’s Hospital on Thursday and she died at 10:55 pm on Friday. Doctors said she died of a brain haemorrhage due to high fever.” said Gopal.
Dr Vishwanath, Director of the hospital, said, “The patient was admitted on Thursday and her condition was very bad. She was suffering from high fever for the past five days. She had reached a moribund (shock) state. Her platelet count was very low and we had done transfusion too. However, she did not respond to treatment and breathed her last.”
BBMP Yet to Confirm
Dr Devika Rani, BBMP Medical Officer at Padmanabha Nagar, said information about the child’s death came late on Friday and officers were sent to the victim’s house on Saturday.
“However, her parents, who hail from Nagamangala in Mandya, had taken her body and no one was available,” she added.
“We will take the case sheet of the patient from Indira Gandhi Children’s Hospital for analysis to confirm if she died of dengue.” said Dr Rani.
Health officials have been sent to Hoskerehalli ward for house-to-house inspection to ensure fogging is undertaken, she added.
Dr Naveen Kumar, Project Coordinator, Dengue Control Programme, BBMP said, “So far no deaths have been confirmed. However the Palike has reported 457 cases.” Former BBMP health committee chairperson M Rajanna said BBMP should focus on cleaning and developing the 55-acre Hoskerehalli Lake.
Fogging should be under taken around the lake’s surrounding areas, he added.