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12-yr-old boy is dengue’s first victim in city

12-yr-old Bihar boy is dengue’s first victim in city.

The report of a 12-year-old boy succumbing to dengue being termed as the first death case from the vector-borne disease in the city has left many residents in Okhla alarmed as many still recall how several people had died of the killer disease last year in the locality.

“The boy, identified as Nitish Kumar, hailed from Bihar and was residing in Safdarjung area in south Delhi. He died at the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital,” South Delhi Mayor Kamaljeet Sehrawat told PTI.

The death has come in the background of reports of several people in Okhla being down with viral fever. Moreover, there are also reports of people across Delhi battling the sting terror with cases of malaria and chikungunya also being reported.

“The boy was brought to the hospital in a very bad condition and died on August 1 of dengue shock syndrome and resulting multiple-organ failure,” Chairman of the Department of Medicine at the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital (SGRH), S P Byotra told PTI.

With cases of fever surfacing in Okhla, many residents have been talking about the spread of the disease urging authorities to clean the area of waterlogging, a demand that is yet to be met.

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