Aug 30, 2012
KOLKATA: Dengue has claimed two more lives in the city taking the toll from this season's killer virus to nine. The two deaths at the Apollo Gleneagles were reported on the state health department website on Wednesday evening.
The hospital, however, confirmed only one of the deaths. "At this
point, we can confirm one dengue death at the hospital. We cannot
confirm the other one till Thursday," said Apollo chief executive
officer Rupali Basu.
As the number of patients swell with the
fever spreading to all parts of the city, private hospitals are
struggling to manage the rush.
The hospitals have even been
forced to turn away patients suffering from other ailments. Few even
have admitted patients on trolleys, a scene that is generally associated
with the government hospitals.
"Due to bed crunch we have
admitted some patients on the trolley as we could not refuse as these
cases need hospitalisation," said a source in Rabindranath Tagore
International Institute of Cardiac Sciences (RTIICS).
Banwar (30) a support staff of RTIICS died on Tuesday. Banwar who was
admitted in the hospital on Monday was detected with dengue and died due
to cardiac arrest the next day. Currently the hospital has got 31