A 30-year-old man died of sus dengue fever on Tuesday at a private hospital in Mohali. The deceased, who was working in the Punjab electricity department, was admitted to the hospital around six days ago.
According to sources, the deceased was a resident of Phase 3B2 and was admitted to the hospital with high fever.
Civil Surgeon Ranjeet Kaur Guru confirmed that the death was caused due to dengue as the deceased had very low platelets count.
Kaur further said that after the death, orders were given to start fogging in Phase 3B2 and people were also urged to come to the civil hospital if anyone of their families have fever. She sahad a hint of fever or dengue. The hospital also said that dengue tests would be done free of cost at the civil hospital.
This is the second death caused by dengue in the district. The first death was reported in Kharar around two weeks ago. As many as 226 cases of dengue have been reported from the district.
In the last one week, around 28 cases were reported. The doctors at the civil hospital said that most patients were discharged after their treatments at different hospitals in the district. The health department also carried out a survey and asked the Municipal Corporation (MC) to start fogging in the areas which are prone to the spread of the disease.