Two hospitals account for over 110 dengue cases

Two hospitals account for over 110 dengue cases

Two hospitals account for over 110 dengue cases

The capital has seen a spike in dengue cases over the last few weeks. Safdarjung Hospital has confirmed to around 100 cases while Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital has seen 14 confirmed cases till now.

Other state government and Centre-run hospitals also confirmed having received positve cases of dengue.

The data released by the South Delhi Municipal Corporation till last week showed there are only 50 cases of dengue which have been reported in the capital till now. The data included both patients from Delhi and outside states.

“There are patients coming with dengue-like symptoms and high fever. Of those tested, there have been around 100 positive cases of dengue till now. These patients have been tested using the IgM test method. These include patients from both in Delhi and outside the city. Patients who do not require admission are receiving treatment at home,” said a senior doctor, Safdarjung Hospital.

At RML Hospital, there has been 14 confirmed cases till now. “Of the 30 suspected dengue cases, 14 people have tested positive. Five patients have been admitted at the dengue ward. The hospital has kept 110 beds dedicated for dengue patients,” said a senior administrative official, RML Hospital.

AIIMS, Lady Hardinge Medical College, Lal Bahadur Shastri Hospital, Lok Nayak Hospital and Bara Hindu Rao among other hospitals also confirmed having received confirmed cases of dengue. Hospitals also reported a number of malaria cases.

But the data sent by the SDMC till July 16 showed a total of 50 dengue cases and five malaria cases. No death has been reported so far.

The SDMC has recorded the highest number of dengue cases with eight cases reported this season and two last week. Doctors have repeatedly alerted citizens that there should be no water stagnation in household and office premises.

Last year, the capital saw the worst dengue outbreak since 1996. However, there were reports of the corporations underreporting dengue cases and deaths. Though the SDMC had reported 60 deaths, the unofficial toll was much higher.