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Dengue kills doctor as disease assumes alarming proportion in Bihar

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PATNA: A doctor working at a leading private hospital in Patna died of dengue as the vector-borne disease assumes alarming proportion in the state. Yet another doctor is said to be admitted to another private hospital located at Bailey Road.

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Dr Vijay Kumar, an anesthesiologist with Ford Hospital, was admitted to the hospital on Wednesday after being detected with dengue fever.

On Thursday, his platelet counts came down to 50,000 which further came down to as a low as 6,000 on Friday as he suffered hemorrhagic shock and collapsed soon, doctors treating him told the media today.

Eventually, his condition turned so alarming that he couldn’t be saved even after transfusion of additional platelets. He died on Friday.

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“He was admitted to the hospital three days back after being detected with dengue but we couldn’t save him despite all our best efforts. We have lost a young and energetic doctor,” hospital director Dr BB Bharti told the local media today.

The victim had joined the hospital barely a year back and got married his engineer wife only last year.

Dengue cases have assumed alarming proportion in the state capital this year. At presently, a total of 251 patients admitted to the Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) have been detected with dengue fever.

Dengue cases have also been reported from Saran, Siwan and Nalanda districts.

In July this year, health department had issued advisory to prevent dengue outbreaks and also claimed to have deployed workers for fogging and disinfecting water tanks and wells yet the dengue cases have swelled alarmingly.

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