News Desk, Amar Ujala, New Delhi
Published by: Vikas kumar
Updated Thursday, November 11, 2021 6:49 PM IST
The dengue death toll in Delhi hospitals has exceeded 100. At the same time, only nine people have died in Delhi government records so far.
Patients admitted to the dengue ward
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A senior doctor at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital said that the effect of dengue infection is visible in patients this time, it is clear that their mortality rate is higher than 10 percent. If compared to corona infection, it will be about 10 times.
According to the Delhi Municipal Corporation, nine people have died of dengue in the capital as of last week. While the death toll from dengue in hospitals has increased. So far, 2708 dengue cases have been reported in Delhi. In the last week alone, 1,171 people have been found infected with dengue. Municipal officials say these may include people coming from outside the Delhi states because the number of patients coming from outside the states is also large in the capital’s hospitals.
Dengue occurred in 43 percent of the family: online survey
LocalCircles has stated through an online survey that around 43 percent of households in Delhi-NCR have admitted that a member of their family or an identified family has contracted dengue infection. On the other hand, if we are talking about only Delhi, then the number here is 45 percent. This survey has been published based on conversations with 6,797 people. The number of dengue patients in the capital’s large hospitals like Max and Apollo was also reported to have risen by 30 to 60 percent.
More than 20 cases of multiple organ failure
Doctors say that as soon as the dengue virus is in the blood, it is engulfing various parts of the body so quickly that the patient reaches a critical condition in three to four days. There are also many cases where the virus first damages the liver and kidneys. Nine patients have been admitted to ILBS Hospital in New Delhi alone, who have been admitted to ICU due to liver and kidney failure due to dengue infection. Similarly, five patients have been found at AIIMS, 12 at Safdarjung and four at Loknayak Hospital. Apart from these, this situation is also being seen in other private hospitals. Confirming this, Dr. Atul Gogia from Ganga Ram Hospital has also reported that many cases of multi-organ failure have been recorded in his hospital.
One in four dengue patients ‘disappeared’ in Delhi
According to the Municipal Corporation, after the confirmation of the dengue infection, when the Corporation’s teams arrived at the address given by the patient, many people did not have the correct address. These people could not be monitored. A corporation official said that of 2708, 698 patients could not be monitored. If we look through mathematical calculations, one in four dengue infected patients is outside the government surveillance system. He said that 237 patients in the North Delhi Municipal Corporation area, 220-220 patients in the South Corporation area and East Municipal Corporation are off surveillance. The search for these patients is ongoing. In accordance with public health regulations, the nebulizer is performed in the residence and the surrounding area if any case of dengue infection is found. Along with this, blood tests of other people are also performed, but due to the lack of follow-up of these patients, the origin of the dengue infection will not be known, so success in controlling the infection will not be successful. in the time.