- Title: Fifty dead after fever hits India's most populous state
- Date: 4th September 2021
- Summary: FIROZABAD, UTTAR PRADESH, INDIA (SEPTEMBER 3, 2021) (ANI - NO USE INDIA) FAMILY MEMBERS AT BEDSIDES OF CHILDREN IN HOSPITAL WARD TWO CHILDREN ON HOSPITAL BED FAMILY MEMBERS WITH CHILDREN IN HOSPITAL BEDS VARIOUS OF MEDICS TREATING INFANT BEING HELD BY WOMAN (SOUNDBITE) (Hindi) FIROZABAD CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER, DR. DINESH KUMAR PREMI, SAYING: "See, we cannot say it was dengue as 50 people have died as of yesterday evening, out of which some were confirmed dengue cases and some were because of fever." MAN CARRYING CHILD TOWARDS HOSPITAL VARIOUS OF FAMILIES AT HOSPITAL RECEPTION DESK WOMAN CARRYING CHILD INTO HOSPITAL (SOUNDBITE) (Hindi) CHIEF MEDICAL SUPERINTENDENT AT THE AUTONOMOUS STATE MEDICAL COLLEGE, DR. ALOK KUMAR, SAYING: "There are around 400 (patients) admitted as of now, and as you saw, we put beds in the kitchen or the storage room, wherever it was possible. After this, we will put beds in buildings that are under construction and we will improve our capacity to 600 (patients)." WORKERS SETTING UP BEDS ON FLOOR BEDS BEING OFFLOADED FROM TRUCK VARIOUS OF BEDS
- Embargoed: 18th September 2021 10:42
- Keywords: Children Dengue Fever Health Hospitals India
- Location: FIROZABAD, UTTAR PRADESH, INDIA
- City: FIROZABAD, UTTAR PRADESH, INDIA
- Country: India
- Topics: Asia / Pacific,Health/Medicine
- Reuters ID: LVA001ETAYG5J
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: PART AUDIO AS INCOMING
At least 50 people, including more than 30 children, have died from dengue and other fevers in India's northern Firozabad district, doctors said on Friday (September 3).
The area is facing an outbreak of mosquito-borne diseases among children, as well as cases of viral fever.
"Fifty people have died as of yesterday evening, out of which some were confirmed dengue cases and some were because of fever," said Firozabad Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Dinesh Kumar Premi.
Additional beds were set up in kitchens and storage rooms at the Autonomous State Medical College to accommodate the rising number of patients.
Dengue fever, also known as break bone, can cause intense pain in muscles and joints and is spread by the Aedes Aegypti mosquito which thrives in mega-cities of the tropics.
Most sufferers survive but the virus is estimated to kill about 20,000 every year, many of whom are children.
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