Two die of dengue in Gurgaon, Karnal
A 14-year-old boy died of dengue at a local hospital here today. However, his family has alleged negligence on the part of doctors and lodged a complaint with the police.
According to information, Akash, a resident of Budhera village, was admitted to SGT Hospital on September 12 following fever. He was tested positive for dengue.
“On September 14, the health of Akash deteriorated but there was no doctor at the hospital to attend to him. The doctor would visit only once a day. Despite our repeated requests, no doctor was called even the next day. He was referred to another hospital, but he died. His platelet count dropped to 50,000 from 3 lakh but the hospital did not take the case seriously,” alleged his family in its complaint to the police.
The family is now worried about the health of two siblings of Akash, who are also suffering from dengue and admitted at the same hospital. Although they will be shifting one of them to a Delhi hospital soon, the other one is still there.
The police have registered a case in this regard.
Goat milk price hits Rs1,500 per litre
The demand for goat milk has shot up, pushing prices to a stunning Rs1,500 per litre. Though it is claimed that goat milk helps increasing the platelet count, which drops alarmingly in dengue patients, there is no scientific evidence to back this belief. Traditional healers across the NCR are recommending goat milk to dengue patients. People are thronging Gwal Pahadi and Kanhai villages and Mewat to get goat milk. Goat breeders have called a meeting in a day or two to fix a common price to ensure equal profits.
Teenage boy’s life cut short
Karnal: A 15-year-old boy reportedly died of dengue at a private hospital here on Tuesday evening. However, the Health Department has not confirmed the death due to dengue and has sought a report from the private hospital in this regard. Mohit, a resident of Panipat, was admitted to Arpana Hospital, Madhuban, on September 11 after being tested positive for dengue. Meanwhile, 30 positive and 120 suspected cases of dengue have been reported in the district so far. A number of patients are under treatment at private hospitals. — TNS
Karnal has no insect collector
Karnal is still to check the spread of dengue despite the surge in the number of confirmed cases. The district does not have an insect collector. It is dependent on the services of an insect collector from Panchkula, who visits the district only on Friday and Saturday to check the breeding of mosquitoes in sensitive areas. Dr Ashwini Ahuja, Civil Surgeon, said, “We are dependent on Panchkula, which sends its inspect collector to Karnal only for two days — Friday and Saturday.” He said joint teams of the Health Department and the Municipal Corporation were conducting door- to-door surveys to check the breeding of mosquitoes. He said they needed cooperation of the local residents to check the spread of dengue. Dr Ahuja said people were not cleaning their coolers, water tanks and other open water containers on a regular basis. — Parveen Arora
Team Anna for action against pvt hospitals
Jind: Team Anna members from Jind have demanded strict action against private hospitals, which are overcharging suspected dengue patients. They submitted memorandums to DC Ajit Balaji Joshi to be forwarded to Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki and Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar. “Since government hospitals lack proper facilities, people prefer private healthcare facilities. However, private hospitals are overcharging suspected dengue patients. We have sent our memorandums to the Guv and the CM seeking strict action against these hospitals,” Sunil Vashisht, a Team Anna member said.