Lending credence to his statement, statistics say that out of 230 reported cases only 68 patients are reported positive with dengue till the end of September this year as compared to 3,201 who were found positive with dengue during same time period last year. Out of these cases two people lost their lives, including a nine-year old girl from Sangam Vihar and 38-year-old man from Ghaziabad.
As per doctors, this year saw a milder effect of dengue in the city and if patients seek doctor's appointment on time then it would be easy to treat them, without any needs of hospitalisation. "We have hardly seen any complications like the Dengue Shock Syndrome (DSS), or platelet fall in dengue this year. If patients do not self-medicate and report to hospitals at the early signs of fever, the disease is very manageable,” a senior doctor from the medicine department of AIIMS said.
Delhi Health Minister Dr A K Walia said, “We are trying to detect the virus early, so that we have an accurate picture of the disease prevalence in the city and neighbouring states.”
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