Six more fever deaths in TN, all of them chil­dren

The New Indian Express - - TAMIL NADU - @ Chen­nai, Dindigul, Tirupur, Salem, Madurai EX­PRESS NEWS SER­VICE

ONE more child suc­cumbed to sus­pected dengue at the Govern­ment Stan­ley Med­i­cal Col­lege Hospi­tal in Chen­nai on Wed­nes­day. Fol­low­ing the death, rel­a­tives and pub­lic staged a protest against the govern­ment in North Chen­nai.

Balaji (8) of Kan­ni­ga­pu­ram at Pul­lianthope was re­ferred to Stan­ley hospi­tal on Wed­nes­day. The boy died around 9 pm the same day.

In Dindigul, a seven-year-old boy suc­cumbed to a mys­te­ri­ous fever in his house at In­dra Na­gar, Palani, on Thurs­day. Hariv­ishnu, son of Selvam from In­dra

Na­gar, was study­ing in Class III in a pri­vate school.

He was down with fever for three days and was treated in a pri­vate hospi­tal in Palani. On Thurs­day, he suf­fered from a breath­ing prob­lem and suc­cumbed.

In Tirupur, an 11-year-old girl suc­cumbed to dengue on Tues­day. The de­ceased, Shan­mu­gapriya was the daugh­ter of Sel­varaj and Sound­harya of Man­galam.

In Salem, V Ilakkiya (6), daugh­ter of Venkat­acha­lam of Nakiyam­patti, died in the wee hours of Thurs­day in Salem Govern­ment Mo­han Ku­mara­man­galam Med­i­cal Col­lege Hospi­tal, where she has been un­der treat­ment for fever for the past four days.

Keerthi (8), daugh­ter of Muthusamy and res­i­dent of Koothathu­patti near Vazha­padi, con­tracted fever re­cently. Treat­ment at a lo­cal clinic did not help and she was shifted to SGMKMCH, where she died on Thurs­day. Like­wise, V Abi­naya (9) of Omalur also died in the hospi­tal af­ter treat­ment for fever failed.

Mean­while, Col­lec­tor Ro­hini Ra­madas Bha­jib­hakarae in­au­gu­rated a 24-hour helpline (1800-425-2424) to get de­tails about fever.

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