Uttar Pradesh: 'Mysterious fever' kills 32 children and 7 adults in Firozabad, says CM Adityanath
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said, “At least 32 children and seven adults died of a ‘mysterious fever’ in the Uttar Pradesh district of Firozabad in the past week.”
Agra: A viral disease spreading in Uttar Pradesh has claimed 39 lives including 32 children in Firozabad in the past week.
Meeting some of the patients and their families, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said, “At least 32 children and seven adults died of a ‘mysterious fever’ in the Uttar Pradesh district of Firozabad in the past week.”
“A separate ward has been created for this suspicious fever in Firozabad and the dedicated Covid-19 ward has been reserved as separate ward. There have been three deaths at Medical College. In all, 32 children and seven adults have died because of the suspicious fever,” he said.
According to a report on Scroll.in, Principal and dean of the Autonomous State Medical Hospital Dr Sangeeta Aneja was quoted saying that common symptoms of the disease include diarrhoea, vomiting and high fever.
“Many of them have tested positive for dengue but there are others who have shown a drop in platelets but have not tested for the viral disease spread by Aedes mosquito.”
The Chief Minister, who visited the city, directed authorities to make sure that every patient was treated, according to PTI. Adityanath said that the cause of the deaths would be established after an investigation by a team of doctors from Lucknow’s King George Medical College.
Adityanath warned against any negligent handling of the cases and directed officials to make arrangements for additional ambulances for patients in rural areas. The Uttar Pradesh chief minister also visited the Sudama Nagar area, where a majority of the cases were recorded.
Meanwhile, locals accused the health department and municipal body of overseeing issues pertaining to sanitation and alleged that several drains were overflowing in the district, which might be one of the causes for the spread of mysterious fever.
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