- NEW DELHI -- In the midst
of anti-dengue drive in affected states, 22 more patients have died due
to the viral disease taking the toll across the country to 86 and reported
cases to 4039.
- Dengue has now afflicted at least 16 states with Delhi
accounting for 23 deaths and the maximum number of 1101 reported cases
of the mosquito-borne disease followed by 22 deaths in Maharastra, report
reaching here said on Wednesday.
- A concerned Union Health Minister Ambumani Ramadoss this
morning visited All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), which
is treating a majority of dengue cases in the national capital, to review
medical facilities at the premier hospital. During his hour-long visit,
he faced 'Gandhigiri' style protest by some resident doctors.
- Besides Delhi and Maharashtra, eight persons each have
died in Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, four each in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka
and Kerala, three each in Punjab, Gujarat and West Bengal, two in Haryana
and one each in Tamil Nadu and Madhya Pradesh.
- Official figures said as many as 713 cases of dengue
have been detected in Kerala, 424 cases in Gujarat, 328 in Rajasthan, 314
in West Bengal, 306 in Tamil Nadu, 282 in UP, 226 in Maharashtra, 181 in
Punjab, 86 in Haryana, 60 in Karnataka and 18 in Andhra Pradesh. Other
affected states included Bihar, Uttaranchal, Madhya Pradesh and Jammu and
- A report from Jammu said the number of dengue-positive
cases in the division has gone up to 11. A woman from Surankot, who had
been admitted to a hospital here with the viral infection, has been discharged.
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