Tribune News Service
Patiala, September 21
The paediatrics department of Government Rajindra Hospital here today sounded an alert after detection of four cases of viral meningoencephalitis — an inflammation of the brain caused by a virus.
It his learnt that four children with symptoms of high-grade fever, gastrointestinal illness and convulsions had reported to the paediatrics emergency. All four are from Patiala, but they had travelled to Uttar Pradesh that has already reported several deaths due to the same viral infection.
The department has made a request to the authorities to take timely action in this regard. Dr Harshinder Kaur, senior paediatrician, Rajindra Hospital, said, “We have been successful in managing the disease in three children, and they are out of danger. However, one child is on a ventilator.”
The authorities said there was nothing to worry about and they were necessary steps in this regard.
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