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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

India : 2 more dengue deaths

Via IBN Live :

" ANGUL: The epicentre of dengue has reported one more death at Talcher taking the toll to 22 in the district. Sankhari Sahu (47) of Nandira colliery died while being shifted to Cuttack. A resident of Soloda village, she was suffering from fever for the last five days and under treatment, sources said.

As the State Government is yet to open any additional centre in the district to treat dengue patients in addition to the Nalco, NTPC and State government hospitals, there has been an unprecedented rush of fever patients to MCL Central Hospital.

As many as 500 fever patients report at MCL hospital daily which is struggling with shortage of doctors and paramedical staff, said a doctor there. Even posting of four government doctors has not helped, he added.

So far over 600 dengue positive patients have been referred to hospitals at Cuttack and Bhubaneswar, hospital sources said.

Continuous dengue deaths and positive cases even after 20 days of the outbreak is an indication of insufficient anti-dengue drive in Talcher-Angul belt by the State and industrial authorities. Surprisingly there has been no official briefing from the district administration on the status of dengue situation forcing media to depend on unofficial sources."

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