Three More Die of Dengue; Toll Rises to 14

Dengue has claimed three more lives in the national capital including a 7-year-old boy who succumbed to the vector-borne disease.

Published: 16th September 2015 11:03 PM  |   Last Updated: 17th September 2015 01:39 AM   |  A+A-

By PTI

DELHI: Dengue has claimed three more lives in the national capital including a 7-year-old boy who succumbed to the vector-borne disease today.

Death of other two victims -- 41-year-old woman from south Delhi and 14-year-old boy -- both of whom died of the disease yesterday, were also reported today.

With three latest casualties the dengue death toll has risen to at least 14, even as the embattled Delhi government and the BJP-ruled civic bodies continued to grapple with the health menace.

A seven-year-old boy succumbed to dengue at the B L Kapur Hospital here today.

"The patient was brought in a critical condition to the hospital and died today of dengue," an official of the hospital said.

Monika Bahl, a resident of Lajpat Nagar died yesterday at the Moolchand Hospital due to dengue shock syndrome leading to multi-organ failure.

According to doctors at Moolchand, the patient had come with complaints of fever and vomiting and was admitted to the hospital almost a week ago.

"She was shifted to the ICU three days later after there were complications. She had tested positive for dengue and passed away yesterday morning apparently due to dengue shock syndrome which had led to multi-organ failure," a doctor at Moolchand Hospital said.

A 14-year-old boy also became the victim of the deadly disease, succumbing at the Maharaja Agrasen Hospital.

According to sources, the young patient was admitted two days ago and died yesterday.

The death toll as per the official MCD data still stands at 5, while 13 deaths have been reported from hospitals across the city till date.

As per the municipal corporation's data till September 12, at least 613 cases of dengue have been reported in the last one week and a total 1,872 patients tested positive for the vector-borne disease.

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