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Friday, September 3, 2010

India : Lady Hardinge doctors stung by dengue menace

An article from Mid Day :

" More than 40 physicians test positive

The appropriate analogy would be that of the hunter becoming the hunted. After several residents at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) tested positive for dengue, now several cases have been reported from Lady Hardinge Medical College.

More than 40 doctors here have been diagnosed with the vector-borne disease, while 40-45 cases have been reported from the AIIMS campus. Sources say that the number includes many MBBS students and resident doctors."20 to 30 MBBS students and around 5 to 10 resident doctors are suffering from dengue," a source at Lady Hardinge said. Students too are worried about the fact.

"We have to be really cautious as there are many students in the hostel suffering from dengue", said Payal Gupta, a second year student at Lady Hardinge Medical College.Apparently, Shivaji Stadium which is situated opposite the College was getting renovated for the Commonwealth Games. But, the stadium has now been excluded from the list of venues for the Games.

"The area is completely dug up and may be this is the reason it has become grounds for mosquito breeding", said Rashmi Seth, a third year student."

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