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One more dengue patient succumbs at SCBMCH, toll mounts to three




 One more person succumbed to dengue fever at SCB Medical College and Hospital here late Friday night taking the death toll in the victor borne disease to three in the State.

The deceased has been identified as Sanatan Nayak (32) of Bhirapura near Tangarpada under Patna police station in Keonjhar district. Nayak who was admitted to SCBMCH on August 7 was then tested positive to Dengue.
Later on August 12, he was shifted to intensive care unit(ICU) while his condition deteriorated.
“Despite two weeks of treatment in the ICU, we could not able to save life of Nayak who was suffering from type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. He died of failure of both the Kidneys and Liver at about 2.30 AM,” said SCB Dengue Assistant Nodal Officer, Dr. Sriprasad Mohanty. The first Dengue death of the season was reported on August 9 when 35 year-old Som Prakash Mishra of Chhapra district in Bihar died while undergoing treatment at SCBMCH. Later, another Dengue patient identified as Harihar Mallik (27) of Basudevpur in Bhadrak district died at SCBMCH on August 11.
So far total 329 Dengue patients have been admitted to SCBMCH this year out of which 283 Dengue patients have been discharged after undergoing necessary treatment at the special ward.
While six of them belong to West Bengal and one to Bihar, the others are from 21 districts of Odisha, according to SCBMCH sources.
While the highest 77 numbers of Dengue patients have been reported from Bhadrak district, Cuttack district has so far registered 67 Dengue cases and Balasore remains next to it with registration of total 48 dengue cases.
As on Saturday as many as 43 Dengue patients are undergoing treatment at SCBMCH. Condition of 5 of them is stated to be critical who are undergoing treatment in ICU.
 





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