Woman succumbs to suspected dengue

Woman succumbs to suspected dengue

A 22-year-old woman succumbed to dengue fever at St John’s Hospital on Friday. 

Hamsa Kumari, a garment worker, was hospitalised for over a month. According to Anand, the uncle of Hamsa, she was admitted to CS Hospital on Uttarahalli Main Road where she tested positive for typhoid and urinary tract infection. However, her condition worsened due to multiple infections, the doctors at the hospital said. “ She tested negative for dengue despite poor blood platelets count,” Anand said.

Dr Lokesh, the BBMP nodal officer for dengue, said St John’s Hospital informed him that Hamsa died due to multiple organ failure and dengue was not the only reason for the death.  “Multiple infections weakened her system, which led to low blood platelet count. 

Death was mainly due to late hospitalisation and failure to administer timely medicine to the patient,” he added. The Palike has recorded 111 dengue cases since January 2012 with no causalities till now. The BBMP tabulates dengue cases based on reports from government laboratories.

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