Bangalore: Another woman died due to ‘suspected dengue fever’ in the city. Shobha Rajkumar, 33, a resident of Jeevanbimanagar was suffering from ‘suspected dengue fever’ for over a week. She was diagnosed with ‘suspected dengue’ and died on Wednesday evening at a private hospital in Indiranagar. Shobha is survived by her husband Rajkumar, a driver and a 14-year-old son. She was suffering from fever and was admitted at Chinmaya Mission Hospital at Indiranagar.
The hospital authorities, after she was diagnosed with dengue, advised the family members to shift her to another hospital for better treatment. Later, she was shifted to intensive care unit at Axon Hospital. The Axon Hospital authorities confirmed that she died of dengue. She was admitted on July 21 and a Doctor by name Amar was attending the patients. Before admitting the patient, the family members were informed about the advanced stage of the dengue and the poor prognosis.
“The patient had come with a letter which stated that she was tested positive for dengue and her platelet count was low. She was immediately shifted to ICU and treatment was provided in the presence of her husband Mr Rajkumar. Her brain and lungs were affected due to high fever,” maintained the hospital authorities.
Shobha Rajkumar, 33, a resident of Jeevanbimanagar was suffering from 'suspected dengue fever' for over a week.
In a majority of the dengue cases, when the fever goes high platelet count depletes and it begins to bleed internally leading multiple organ failure, said the authorities. Meanwhile, Dr Lokesh, Health Officer (South zone) and Nodal Officer for vector diseases told Express, “The reports of death are doing rounds in the city. If there is a dengue death, we will take more serious action. The health officers in that area will attend the case. The BBMP has taken up fogging and awareness programmes on a large scale.”