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Friday, August 19, 2011

India : Dengue takes over; health dept in denial

Via Times of India :

" LUDHIANA: The health department, which failed to take necessary steps towards preventing the spread of dengue, is now trying to downplay the number of cases that have been reported in the city. According to the department only 66 patients - 25 city residents and 41 from other parts of the district - have been admitted in various hospitals across Ludhiana for dengue. But sources said more than 250 patients complaining of symptoms of dengue have been admitted in city hospitals.

The vector-borne disease is also spreading in posh localities. Rajinder Kaur, 62, of Model Town and 21-year-old Harkamal Singh of Sarabha Nagar have tested positive for dengue.

Proving the health department's claims false, medical superintendent of Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) Dr Kanwal Masih said more than 55 patients of dengue have been treated in the hospital since July. Dr Kapil Chib, manager of medical affairs at SPS Apollo Group of Hospitals, said five patients of dengue were admitted in the hospital and medical superintendent of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital Dr Sandeep Puri said 79 patients suffering from dengue were admitted in their hospital."

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