Dengue: Toll reaches 16 as two more girls die; over 2,000 tested positive
Delhi: Two girls,
aged three and nine, have become the latest victims of dengue in the city,
taking the death toll to 16 today in what is being billed as the worst outbreak
of the vector-borne disease in the national capital in the past five years.
Mathur, a resident of Sangam Vihar area in south Delhi, died of dengue at Saket
City Hospital yesterday, doctors said. The nine-year-old girl, a resident of
Okhla died on September 15 at RML hospital, doctors said.
According to Neha’s
father Vinod Mathur, she had fever for quite some time and on September 11, he
got her tested but the results were normal.
“The test results were
normal. But as fever did not subside, on September 15 we took her to Pt Madan
Mohan Malaviya Hospital. Doctors there did not carry out any tests, just gave
her drip and discharged. Around 3 AM yesterday, she developed high fever and we
rushed her to Majeedia Hospital in Hamdard Nagar where again the doctors gave
her injection and stabilised her. They did not admit her or did not carry out
any tests,” said her father.
“We brought her home,
but her condition deteriorated and we took her to Saket City hospital around 11
AM where she died. She tested positive for dengue at the hospital,” said
“The patient had come
with internal bleeding and died of dengue shock syndrome,” said Dr
Shashishekhar Singh, senior consultant at the hospital’s Paediatrics
According to municipal
corporation officials, over 2,000 people have tested positive for the
vector-borne disease. The death toll as per the official data still stands at