PRO/SOAS> Dengue – India (14): (Bihar) update


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Date: Tue 10 Oct 2023 08:22 IST
Source: The Times of India (TOI), Times News Network (TNN) [edited]

The state [Bihar] on Monday [9 Oct 2023] registered fresh 119 dengue
cases. With this, the state’s dengue tally so far this year [2023] has
increased to 8864. Over 24% of total cases have been registered in
just 8 days of October [2023].

According to the state health department, of the 119 cases logged on
Monday [9 Oct 2023], Patna [district] accounted for 30, followed by
[districts] Bhagalpur (16), Saran (15), Nawada (10) and Vaishali (9).

On Monday [9 Oct 2023], 277 dengue patients were undergoing treatment
at different government hospitals in the state, including 113 at
Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College and Hospital, 28 at Patna Medical
College and Hospital, 28 at Vardhman Institute of Medical Sciences, 24
at Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, 23 at Nalanda Medical
College and Hospital and 14 at Shri Krishna Medical College and

Meanwhile, Patna district magistrate Chandrashekhar Singh on Monday [9
Oct 2023] said there was no dearth of platelets as well as beds for
dengue patients in the hospitals.

“On an average, 150 dengue positive cases are registered per day.
However, most patients recover after treatment,” he said.

[Byline: Sheezan Nezami]

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