Google says Chikungunya cannot cause deaths: Delhi health minister

Google says Chikungunya cannot cause deaths: Delhi health minister

Google says Chikungunya cannot cause deaths: Delhi health minister

Delhi Health Minister Satyender Jain reiterated on Thursday, that Chikungunya cannot cause deaths, according to the information that is available on Google.

"People of Delhi have no need to panic.  All people need to do is to take precautions and go to the hospital", Jain said.

Jain had made a similar statement on Monday. "chikungunya medically cannot cause death and therefore these deaths reported in hospital would be examined, as to whether there were co-morbid conditions like diabetes or kidney problems in them."

Doctors also opined that Chikungunya is not a life-threatening disease in general, but in rare cases leads to complications that prove fatal, especially in children and old persons. According to a municipal report, at least 1,057 cases of this vector-borne disease have been recorded till September 10.

Meanwhile five more deaths from Chikungunya complications were reported  in Delhi on Wednesday, taking to 11 the number of fatalities due to the vector-borne disease in the city that is grappling with a severe health crisis.

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