Two more Diphtheria deaths in Delhi, toll rises to 26
Two more deaths due to diphtheria have been reported at a civic hospital in Delhi, taking the toll from the infectious disease in the city to 26, officials said on Sunday. Five of these victims belong to Delhi and the rest are from other states, they said. The fresh deaths were reported at the Maharishi Valmiki Infectious Diseases Hospital at Kingsway Camp. Here's more.
Over 203 Diphtheria patients admitted in less than a month
"From September 6 onwards, there have been over 203 admissions at the municipal hospital, out of whom 25 have died," a senior official said. One more death earlier was reported at the Delhi government-run LNJP Hospital.
Panel constituted by North Delhi Mayor to look into cases
North Delhi Mayor Adesh Gupta on Tuesday suspended the medical superintendent of Maharishi Valmiki Infectious Diseases Hospital for alleged lapses in connection with the deaths of these children at the facility. Gupta had set up a panel a few days ago to look into the death cases and sought a report. "There were lapses, it seems, so we have taken the action," he said.