New Delhi: Dengue has made its dangerous way back to Delhi doctors and medical staff amongst those affected at the Capital's most prestigious hospital – All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).
At present, there are 22 cases of dengue registered at the AIIMS hospital. Out of these 17 patients are resident doctors, medical students and hospital staff.
And the patient who died on Saturday was a 7th semester medical student of the Institute. Raj Kiran was being treated at the hospital's ICU since Thursday. Hostel residents at AIIMS are worried.
Vipin, whose mother is suffering from dengue, is waiting patiently outside the AIIMS. His mother has been in hospital for the past four days. But doctors say saving her will be difficult.
Vipin says, “The doctors say that when they couldn't save a doctor there is no hope.”
Resident Doctors' Association spokesperson Dr Anil Sharma says, “We have reserved some 25 seats for our own staff even if there is slight complaint of fever.”
Delhi's seen an alarming increase in the number of dengue cases with over 300 cases reported till September 2006. The Municipal Corporation of Delhi issued an advisory on Thursday regarding preventive measures against.
It's also engaged over a 1,000 employees to assist the regular work force of health workers.
If diagnosed with dengue:
(With agency inputs)