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Jamia teacher down with dengue

Jamia teacher is down with dengue for the last one week, according to his family friend. A resident of Jamia Nagar, T M Ehteshamul Haque is undergoing treatment of the deadly disease. A few days ago his condition was bad as the platelet had gone down tremendously, claimed Rizwan Khan, director Plasma coaching institute.

He told OKHLATIMES that now his condition has improved and he is recovering. Haque, who is a teacher at Jamia School, is not the only person in Okhla suffering from dengue.

There are several residents who are down with dengue, according to residents, who said the number of patients this year around is really high with most of the hospitals full.

Till now three people have reportedly died of dengue in Delhi and of them two are from Okhla, a deprive locality with no basic amenities and water logged roads and pile up garbage on roadsides have made residents’ life extremely difficult.

There are fears that if cleanliness drive is not taken then the disease will spread and claim more lives. In the last ten days, two people have died of dengue.

A few days ago reports had surfaced that Okhla MLA Amanatullah Khan’s sister-in-law had died of dengue. On Sunday dengue claimed another victim and this time around it was young Farhan, resident of Abul Fazal Enclave.

Though no exact data is available of how many people died of dengue in the local this season, residents claim the number is high as many cases are not made public.

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