45-year-old AIIMS staffer dies of dengue

New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) A 45-year-old staffer of AIIMS succumbed to dengue on Thursday, taking the toll due to the disease to three this year.

Balwan, a resident of west Delhi who was working as an attendant in the AIIMS director’s office, was admitted to the hospital on September 3 following severe fever and vomiting.

A doctor at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences confirmed that the patient was suffering from dengue.

“Initially, he had come with multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS), secondary to dengue. But two days ago, he tested for dengue also,” the doctor told IANS.

“Though he was in the ICU, his condition deteriorated and he succumbed to the disease today (Thursday) morning,” he added.

Delhi has witnessed 1,259 dengue cases till September 5.

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