Navigation Links
56 New Dengue Cases; Delhi Govt. to Review Situation

More people reported sick with the dengue virus Monday with 56 fresh cases being admitted to city hospitals, taking the total number to 941, and the Delhi government called an// urgent meeting to review the situation.

Of the 56 new cases, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) reported 41, taking the total number of patients there to 173.

Of the 941 infected with the mosquito-borne virus, around 579 are residents of Delhi and the rest from outside. Twenty-two people have died so far in the capital.

The Delhi government Monday called an urgent meeting along with senior members of the health ministry, doctors and civic officials to discuss the alarming health situation.

"The government has drawn up certain contingency plans to tackle the disease and the review meeting would take stock of the efforts made," said D.S. Negi, Delhi's health secretary.

"We appeal to the people to take part in the cleanliness drive started by the government. There are certain areas in the capital where the sanitary conditions are very bad. Even after repeated efforts by the civic authorities, there has not been much change," said Negi.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had visited AIIMS Sunday to meet dengue patients as well as his two grandsons Rohan (11) and Madhav (17) and a son-in-law Vijay Tankha, who were admitted to the hospital with suspected dengue. Rohan was discharged later Sunday.

The total number of dengue-affected across the country is 3,407, while the death toll is 47.

A 23-year-old man died at AIIMS Saturday evening, taking the death toll in Delhi to 22. The victim, Naveen Chand of Delhi, was admitted to AIIMS two days ago.

Of the 22 deaths, 11 were of people who had come from outside the capital for treatment, according to Negi.

Besides Delhi, among states where dengue has been reported are Kerala, Gujarat, Rajasthan, West Bengal, and Tamil Nadu.

Dengue, caused by the bite of the female aedes aegypti mosquito that breeds in stagnant water, is marked by high fever, skin rashes and joint pain. Sometimes, a sharp drop in blood platelet counts due to the disease can prove fatal.

Source-IANS
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Dengue Outbreak in Kolkata, Four Dead
2. Dengue in Delhi – 26 Cases reported and 3 dea
3. Dengue fever in Delhi after the Monsoon
4. Dengue Claims 15 Lives In West Bengal
5. Dengue Epidemic in West Bengal: Over 1000 New Cases and 15 dead
6. 45 People die in West Bengal due to Dengue and suspected Japanese Encephalitis
7. Vaccine For Dengue Fever On Trial In Asia-Pacific
8. Dengue Fever Claims Five Lives In Pakistan
9. Fear Of Dengue Epidemic Looms Large: Fever Kills Five in Pakistan
10. Delhi Launches Special Drive to Check Dengue Spread
11. MCD Takes Steps To Prevent, Control Dengue
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:2/28/2017)... ... February 28, 2017 , ... ... in North America for the scientific development, healthcare training and clinical application of ... & Scientific Session on September 16-17 in Greenville, SC at the Bon Secours ...
(Date:2/28/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... February 28, 2017 , ... Las Vegas ... revamped South Rancho location on Friday, March 10, 2017, 4-7 pm PST. For more ... but this clinic, located in the South Rancho neighborhood, has been renovated to provide ...
(Date:2/28/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... February 28, 2017 , ... BrightStar Care ... of Choice Awards from Home Care Pulse. This award is granted only to top-ranking ... BrightStar Care Marietta is now ranked among home care providers from across the ...
(Date:2/27/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Bo Chen, PhD is the recipient of the 2017 ASLMS ... the Plenary Session at ASLMS 2017, the Annual Conference of the American Society for ... 5-9, 2017. , During the Plenary Session on April 7, Dr. Chen will ...
(Date:2/27/2017)... , ... February 27, 2017 , ... Robert E. Burke, ... medical group. But his impoverished upbringing and life experiences could have led him down ... Physician: Insightful and Inspirational Tales of Parenting, Perseverance and Pediatrics,” Dr. Burke shares a ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/28/2017)... ... and Markets has announced the addition of the "Active Pharmaceutical ... The global active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) market is ... The rising prevalence of lifestyle-induced & age-related diseases and cancer is ... recombinant molecular technologies and high capitalization for development of novel drugs ...
(Date:2/28/2017)... SINGAPORE and SAN FRANCISCO , February 27, 2017 ... four Se D ... portfolio of biotechnology assets   LOI contemplates capital ... term growth plan for building shareholder value   Amarantus names ... interim-CFO of Amarantus   SeD Biomedical Inc. ...
(Date:2/28/2017)... February 28, 2017 The global  pulse oximeters market  is ... by Grand View Research, Inc. The pulse oximeters market is anticipated to witness ... prevalence of target diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), sleep apnea, ... ... Grand View Research Logo ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: