6-yr-old succumbs to dengue; family stages demo with body

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 08 Sep 2018 14:16:04

Staff Reporter,


Even after the tall claims made by the administration the epidemic of dengue is yet to be brought under control. The figure of the suspected dengue death victims is constantly on increase. In yet another case a 6-year-old girl suffering from dengue succumbed on Thursday night at JLN Hospital, Sector-9, Bhilai. 

The deceased girl is identified as Pihu youngest daughter of Sanjay Yadav a resident of Sangram Chowk, Camp-1 Bhilai. She was referred to JLN Hospital on Thursday morning from Government LBS Hospital, Supela where she was undergoing treatment. The family members alleged that her condition deteriorated in the ambulance itself and after admitting in Sector-9 Hospital she succumbed within 24 hours.

After her death the family members while displaying her body, demonstrated at the premises of Government LBS Hospital for about 2 hours. They were joined by Youth Congress activists who shouted anti slogans against the hospital management. The father of deceased alleged that the doctors and nurses have been negligent in treating his child on the pretext of lack of medicines and instruments. He stressed on the point that if his daughter has been referred earlier to JLN Hospital, she could have been survived. Looking at the massive demonstration the hospital management summoned the police.

After this CSP Virendra Sathpathy along with his team reached the hospital and tried to pacify the agitating family members of the deceased. The family members were pacified and they proceeded to the resident along with the body of the deceased.


IMA reviews dengue situation


A meeting of private doctors of Indian Medical Association (IMA) Durg-Bhilai was held in Chhattisgarh Medical and Health Officer (CMHO) office and 40 doctors discussed situation of dengue patients and new information was provided through slide. Information on decline in OPD and admitted patients by 50% was provided. Patients coming for tests and critical patients have also declined. Satisfaction was expressed on clinical pathology laboratory tests.

Doctors pointed out that patients should be made to understand that medicine taken orally or administered by some persons is not effective and they should not get misted. The only protection method is not to allow mosquitos to bite. Patients are requested to go to doctor soon for treatment and blood test and follow the advice given. 

Dr Gambhir Singh Thakur, Dr Sahu, Dr Sugam Sawant addressed and requested media to give positive news about dengue. Doctors were requested to spread awareness for sanitation and not allowing water to be stagnant near their houses and clinics. All medical and pathology employees are doing overtime. Information of dengue patients must be given to Dengue Control Room situated in CMHO office. Patients should take more liquids. Control Room Number is 0788-2210773. It is an emergency situation which should be faced weather. IMA National Executive Member Dr Ajay Goverdhan provided this information.