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9-Year-Old Girl in Delhi Succumbs to Dengue at Fortis Hospital

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on  September 27, 2015 at 10:38 AM Tropical Disease News   - G J E 4
With the country's capital grappling with the dengue epidemic, another dengue death has been reported In Delhi. On Saturday, September 26, 2015, a nine-year-old girl, called Nistha Taneja, a resident of Malviya Nagar, died at Fortis Hospital in Vasant Kunj.
 9-Year-Old Girl in Delhi Succumbs to Dengue at Fortis Hospital
9-Year-Old Girl in Delhi Succumbs to Dengue at Fortis Hospital
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The deceased girl's family members alleged that she was refused admission by two private hospitals despite the Delhi government directions.

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Nishtha's uncle Tarun said, "She had high fever and was vomiting, so we took her to a government hospital in Malviya Nagar but the doctors refused to treat her at the emergency and asked us to wait till the OPD started at 9 a.m. Suspecting she might have contracted dengue, we got the tests done at a private hospital where she tested positive for the disease."

After being refused admission by two private hospitals, Nishta was taken to Fortis hospital, where she died.

Source: IANS
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