4 more succumb to monsoon-related diseases

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Mumbai, Jun 26 (UNI) Four more persons have succumbed to monsoon related diseases in the city, with three deaths reported from the city's civic hospitals and one from a private hospital, taking the toll to 18, since the onset of the monsoons this year.

According to civic health officials, out of the three persons, who died in the civic hospitals, two were from KEM Hospital, a 31-year-old patient and another 50-year-old man, who died due to due to malaria and leptospirosis and one from Bhabha hospital, a 23-year-old man, who died due to dengue. While 31-year-old patient, who was admitted on June 24, died yesterday, the other two, who were admitted yesterday, died today.

Civic health officials said that in most of the cases, the deceased were brought in the last stages, due to which proper treatment was not possible.

In all, 266 patients have been admitted in all the hospitals, including 14 in the private hospitals all over the city.

Amongst the patients, 165 were admitted for fever, 43 for gastroenteritis, 10 each for leptospirosis and dengue and 38 for malaria.

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