Three die of dengue in Lucknow

Three persons, including a fire department personnel, died due to dengue at Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences in the state capital, officials said.

Updated: Oct 14, 2010, 16:24 PM IST

Lucknow: Three persons, including a fire
department personnel, died due to dengue at Sanjay Gandhi
Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS) in the
state capital, officials said on Thursday.

Three persons, including a fire department constable
Dhirendra Kumar (35), who were undergoing treatment for dengue
at SGPGIMS, died yesterday, they said.

Dhirendra, who was posted at fire station Hazratganj,
was undergoing treatment at his native place in Allahabad.

Dhirendra was referred to SGPGIMS yesterday after his
condition deteriorated. He died within an hour of admission,
they said.

The two other victims are Vijay Gupta of Malihabad
and Akash of Kannauj.

Meanwhile, Principal Secretary (Medical and Health)
Pradeep Shukla along with other health department officials
visited Balrampur, Civil and Lohia hospitals to take stock of
the situation.

During his visit the principal secretary reviewed
facility of pathological examination and availability of beds
for the patients.

Over a dozen fresh cases of dengue like symptoms were
reported from different hospitals in the city.

PTI