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Odisha Dengue Toll On Rise

12 August 2017


Cuttack: Close on the heels of the first ever dengue death of this year in Odisha on Tuesday this week, one more person undergoing treatment at SCB Medical College and Hospital here died on Saturday.

The victim has been identified as Harihar Mallick of Basudevpur, Bhadrak area.

As per the SCB Dengue Nodal Officer, Mallick had been admitted on August 8.

Notably, the first dengue death victim was a resident of Bihar and he succumbed to treatment in the SCB Central ICU on Tuesday.

Informing media on Tuesday, SCB Dengue Assistant Nodal Officer Shiba Prasad Mohanty had broken the first ever dengue bad news that the victim was Som Prakash Mishra (35) from Chhapra district in Bihar but was working in the port town of Paradip. He had been to his native place and might have been infected there. He had been to SCB on Monday night this week while his report revealed positive on Tuesday. Following deterioration of condition, he had been admitted to the Central ICU, but he unfortunately expired on Tuesday early morning itself.

Dr Mohanty had also informed on Tuesday this week that two dengue patients were in the ICU, 14 were in the ward.

On the other hand, one patient from West Bengal had been discharged after recovery being under treatment in the SCB ICU for 15 days earlier.

“As per the cumulative report from March till date, 2754 cases have been tested out of which 242 positive,” informed the SCB Dengue Assistant Nodal Officer.

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