A 26 old woman, a resident of Old Mussoorie road in Dehradun died of dengue on Thursday morning at Mahant Indiresh Hospital. The district health department however is refusing to have any information of mortality due to dengue.
Confirming the death due to dengue, the senior Public Relations Officer (PRO) of Mahant Indiresh Hospital, Bhupendra Raturi said that the woman was referred from Deen Dayal Upadhyaya (Coronation) hospital on Wednesday night. “The lady was having problem in respiration and was suffering from fever. She was immediately put on a life support system. The lady was found positive for dengue and on Thursday morning she died,’’ he said.
After the death, the relatives of the woman raised a ruckus in the hospital. They claimed that the condition of the patient was not critical when she was brought to the hospital.
The Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of Dehradun, Dr S K Gupta however refused to have any knowledge of death due to dengue.
Meanwhile 27 new cases of dengue were reported by the district health authorities on Thursday.
The District Vector Borne Diseases Officer, Subhash Joshi saidthat combined teams of health department and Municipal Corporation of Dehradun (MCD) are visiting the affected areas and activities like fogging and spread of insecticides are being undertaken apart from spreading awareness on preventive measures to be adopted for the disease. He said that people should ensure that the breeding places of mosquitoes inside their homes and vicinity are destroyed.