The first dengue case has been reported from the All India
Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). First-year
post-graduate student of AIIMS has tested positive for dengue. Several dengue
cases are reported from the campus each year with the first and last case also
being reported from the institute. The institute has been unable to control the
mosquito breeding inside the campus.
The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has asked the
institute's director to take measures to control mosquito breeding. Totally
6,229 dengue cases have been reported in 2010, including 8 deaths, with the
first case being reported in June, but this year the cases have started early. The
rains that the city experienced in the last month could be the reason for the
The AIIMS administration said they will look
into the source of infection.