New Delhi, August 13
A 38-year-old woman, relative of an AAP MLA in southeast Delhi, died of dengue in the national Capital.
Nazish, sister-in-law of Okhla MLA Amanatulllah Khan, died at Apollo hospital on Friday.
“On Thursday her platelet count was 25,000, but when we checked her into Apollo at 9 pm it had fallen to 11,000,” said Khan.
“She had been suffering from high fever from last few days and we had taken her to a doctor in our area and from there she was referred to Apollo as her condition worsened,” he said.
Khan said Nazish was diagnosed with dengue on Thursday.
Platelets help the blood clot and stop bleeding. The normal range is between 1,50,000 and 4,50,000 platelets per microlitre of blood and very low levels (below 30,000) may lead to internal bleeding and shock resulting in death from multi-organ failure.
The Okhla MLA said his 11-year-old daughter was also down with the vector borne disease.A 17-year-old girl from Jaffrabad in northeast Delhi had died in July becoming the first victim to die of dengue in the city, even though the municipal corporation has not acknowledged any death this season.
According to the municipal reports, at least 171 cases of dengue have been reported this season in Delhi, with 52 of these being recorded in the first week of August. — PTI
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