6 deaths due to dengue, Chikungunya since 1st Sep: AIIMS


New Delhi,Sep 12: All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has witnessed five deaths due to dengue and one from chikunguniya since September 1.

A 30 year-old man who tested positive for dengue in the first week died on September 9.

“The victim succumbed due to complications from dengue on September 9. He was a resident of east Delhi,” said the official.

Around 400 patients tested positive for chikungunya at AIIMS, taking the cases being treated by the hospital alone to nearly 900.

Considering the rise in vector-borne diseases, which also includes malaria, the Cabinet Secretary has directed the health authorities at the central and state governments and municipal corporation level to increase public awareness, and to ensure availability of medicines.

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