1st Dengue Death This Year, Kendrapara Woman Succumbs In Cuttack SCB

13 August 2019

Bikash Sharma

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Cuttack: The first dengue death of 2019 in Odisha has been reported from SCB Medical College and Hospital on Tuesday. The deceased has been identified Debaki Behera (60), who died while undergoing treatment at the hospital here.

Hailing from Kendrapara's Aul region, she was being treated at the hospital since July 29 in ICU Bed No 6. She breathed her last 5 am today.

Meanwhile, State Health Minister Naba Das has assured that the department is prepared to handle the dengue cases reported across Odisha. He said that hospitals have been asked to treat dengue patients on priority basis. 

Presently there are 29 dengue patients, including five in ICU, undergoing treatment at the SCB Medical College.

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Sriprasad Mahanty, General Physician, Cuttack