14th dengue death

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 14 Aug 2018 11:50:19



Staff Reporter 


Even after the massive drive launched by administration against dengue epidemic the death toll in Steel City seems to be uncontrollable as in a fresh case a 27-year-old woman lost her life on Sunday night thereby reaching the dengue toll in city to 14. Earlier the woman was undergoing treatment at JLN Hospital, Sector-9 Bhilai but as her condition deteriorated she was admitted in ICU of Ramakrishna Care Hospital, Raipur where she died on Sunday night at around 9.30 pm.

The deceased Rajni Sonani (27) a resident of Bapu Nagar, Ward-29 daughter of Sukaru Sonani complained of headache and fever on August 8 and was admitted to Sector-9 Hospital where she was undergoing treatment for four days. Her condition deteriorated and on Saturday she was shifted to ICU of Ramakrishna Hospital where she died on Sunday night.
As per reports dengue is also spreading arms in peripheral areas of the steel city as four positive cases of dengue has been reported from Durg and 11 cases has been reported from Bilai-3 Charoda. District Collector Umesh Agrawal has instructed to empty the swimming pools in clubs and informed that dengue test will be conducted in Rs 700 at 14 laboratories in the city. Sector-9, Apollo Hospital and 3 private medical centres will provide free treatment to the dengue patients.

However, when contacted Dr K N Thakur, Director I/c of JLN Hospital, Sector-9 Bhilai, he informed that the needy and poor patients of dengue will be treated free in the hospital after receiving instructions from district collector. We have also sent a proposal to corporate office in this regard so that more dengue patients can be benefitted by making the treatment free for all, added Dr Thakur.