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Delhi: 61 fresh cases of dengue reported

October 08, 2006 17:35 IST

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Dengue patients continued to queue up at various hospitals across the capital, which witnessed 61 fresh cases taking the total to 886, even as the government asserted that the situation was not 'out of hand'.

All India Institute of Medical Sciences screened 892 patients for dengue out of which 28 turned out to be positive.

As many as 151 patients, including Bihar Janata Dal (United) chief Rajiv Ranjan alias Lallan Singh, are undergoing treatment at AIIMS for the viral disease, health officials said. Singh, who had been running a high fever for the last four-five days, was flown in from Patna late Saturday night.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh visited AIIMS on Sunday morning to review medical facilities for dengue patients and also inquired about the well-being of patients admitted in general wards.

He also spent some time with his grandsons Rohan and Madhav, and son-in-law Vijay Tankha admitted in the private ward of AIIMS.

Rohan was discharged from the hospital following recovery, while the father-son duo Madhav and Vijay are likely to be discharged on Monday.

Dengue cases have spiralled in the last two days with over 211 patients being admitted in various hospitals in the capital over the weekend.

As many as 61 new patients were admitted on Sunday, 81 were admitted on Saturday and 71 on Friday.

Doctors said there would be a gradual decrease in the number of dengue patients over the next few days as the outbreak had crossed its peak period.

Dengue virus is spread by the bite of female Aedes mosquito that breeds in clean stagnant water.

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