Dengue continues to terrorise Delhi; 812 affected

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812 cases of Dengue in Delhi
New Delhi, Nov 16: With the Dengue cases on the rise, the vector borne disease continues to terrorise Delhi. According to health officials, 29 new cases were detected on Sunday, Nov 15 taking the total number of people affected by the illness to 812.

"In the past 24 hours, we have confirmed 29 new cases of dengue in Delhi," Debashish Bhattacharya, the state nodal officer for dengue cases was quoted as saying in a news agency report.

The health authorities on Saturday, Nov 14 issued an order to all government-run hospitals and an advisory to private hospitals to take steps to achieve better identification of suspected dengue patients.

"If the hospital feels it cannot treat patients then it must stabilise condition of serious patients before transfer," Bhattacharya said.

Amid the reports on the shortage of blood in the national capital, Bhattacharya claimed that 95 percent of dengue patients so far did not required blood transfusion.

"Most can be stabilised with two or three bottles of saline or intravenous fluids," he added.

Asserting that the state has seen only two deaths so far, he health department nullified media reports suggesting two other deaths saying that the two deaths were of one person from Bulandshahr in UP and the other was not a confirmed dengue patient.

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