, chief municipal officer of Delhi.
According to health officials, the number of dengue patients could go up further as the data compilation of all hospitals in the city had yet to be completed.
Two grandsons of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh - Rohan (11) and Madhav (17) - were being treated at AIIMS for "suspected" dengue symptoms. Manmohan Singh's eldest son-in-law Vijay Tankha, a professor at St. Stephens College here, has also been admitted to the hospital for similar symptoms.
AIIMS doctors said the prime minister's family members were recovering well.
"We are conducting blood tests every six hours. We suspect dengue. But the final results will be known only Friday evening," said a doctor.
Acting on a petition, Delhi High Court Thursday sought explanations from the central and Delhi governments as well as the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) on their failure to deal with the outbreak of dengue in the capital.
Taking note of the dengue toll in Delhi, many states have sounded an alert.
In Bihar, the total number of dengue cases rose to 12 Thursday with five cases reported from Bettiah and Saran districts.
In Haryana and Punjab, the number of suspected cases of dengue was on the rise even as health authorities Thursday said that the situation was not alarming.
Veena Chug, Haryana's director of health services (malaria), said there were 42 confirmed cases of dengue in the state, nearly half of them from Faridabad district adjoining Delhi.
She said that it was not confirmed if a death in Faridabad was due to dengue.
The government Thursday set up a testing laboratory in Panchkula town adjoining state capital Chandigarh as six to seven suspected dengue cases were reported from Panchkula district during last two days.
In Punjab, the number of suspected dengue cases in various places was well over 150, with nearly 90 of them in industrial hub Ludhiana itself.
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