In yet another suspected case of dengue death, a 22-year-old woman died at a city hospital yesterday with her husband saying that her demise was due to the time wasted in transit while being shifted from one hospital to another.

The deceased woman has been identified as Sumithra, wife of Manjunath, a resident of Dadadahalli village in the taluk. She was the mother of eight-month-old baby Sanjana and three-year-old Sinchana.

It is reported that Sumithra was diagnosed with fever on June 9 and treated at a hospital near her village. When her situation turned worse, she was rushed to a private hospital in Chamundipuram in city.

As her condition worsened, she was shifted to JSS Hospital on the evening of June 10 where her condition further deteriorated.

After two days of treatment she was shifted to ICU but her relatives who reportedly failed to notice the seriousness of the situation shifted her to Apollo Hospital yesterday at 6 am in an ambulance, it is said.

As there was a shortage of beds at Apollo Hospital, she was shifted to the nearby Bhanavi Hospital where doctors advised Sumithra’s relatives to take her to Aditya Hospital and she is said to have breathed her last on the way. Last rites were performed at Dadadahalli last evening.

Rumours of dengue: Mean while, tension prevailed in Dadadahalli yesterday following rumours that Sumithra had died of the dreaded dengue. However, staff of the Primary Health Centre at Kadakola visited Dadadahalli and urged the people to maintain cleanliness and bring to their notice any case of fever.

Not confirmed: District Health Officer Dr. S.M.Malegowda told SOM that the cause of Sumithra’s death is yet to be ascertained and added that it was wrong to conclude that it was a case of dengue death.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore