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Thursday, November 3, 2011

India : Rajasthan minister's nephew dies of dengue

Via Times of India :

" JAIPUR: A day after food and civil supplies minister Babu Lal Nagar's nephew died of dengue in a private hospital, five other dengue cases were reported in Sirsi block of Kalwad area in Jaipur on Wednesday.

Jitendra Lal Nagar, a resident of of Teori village in Viratnagar in Jaipur, was a student of Rajasthan College and had gone to his village to celebrate Diwali. Since then he will ill. He died on Tuesday.

Jaipur zilla pramukh Hazari Lal Nagar and the deceased's uncle said, "He was unwell since Diwali. But when he did not recover even after three to four days, he was admitted to a private hospital, where he was tested positive for dengue. His platelet count was low."

The increasing number of dengue cases has raised an alarm. The five other cases reported in Kalwad area here have kept the medical and health department on their toes. Two of the patients were immediately admitted to a government hospital."

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