Boy succumbs to fever

The boy’s condition was critical when he was admitted at the hospital and was immediately put on ventilator. Due to financial constraints the parents took away the patient on Sunday morning.

According to the Hospital, the patient was first admitted at Lady Curzon and Bowring Hospital and later taken to several hospitals, where he was refused admission, before getting admitted here.

Dr Anees, the Hospital’s Chief Medical Officer said, “The patient was diagnosed with viral haemorrhagic fever and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and his Dengue test results came negative. In fact, we informed the parents about the patient’s condition and gave them the option to shift him to another hospital, as his condition was not improving,” he added.

H1N1: 17 fresh cases in State
After days of the H1N1 positive figures being static at 21 in the State, Sunday brought hope with drop in the numbers. The State recorded 17 fresh cases, with the total cases coming to 447. Bangalore again reported the highest number of cases at 15, while Belgaum confirmed 2. No deaths were reported on Sunday.

Meanwhile, the condition of Shankar, who tested positive for H1N1 in Mysore, is stated to be stable, according to district Surveillance officer Nagaraj. However, a doctor at K R Hospital maintained that the patient’s condition was highly unpredictable. Shankar was shifted from K R Hospital to Columbia Asia hospital on Mysore-Bangalore Road on Sunday afternoon.

The 57-year-old patient was admitted to the K R Hospital at 6 pm on Saturday. Speaking to Deccan Herald, sources at K R Hospital said that Shankar was a diabetic and he was also suffering from paralysis.

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