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The number of fatalities due to chikungunya complications has risen to 13 in the national capital even as the Centre today sought a detailed report from the Delhi government.
The number of fatalities due to chikungunya complications has risen to 13 in the national capital even as the Centre today sought a detailed report from the Delhi government.

The number of fatalities due to chikungunya complications has risen to 13 in the national capital even as the Centre today sought a detailed report from the Delhi government on deaths due to it and dengue, including medical history of the deceased.

Gulab Chand Gupta (70), from Lajpat Nagar in south Delhi, died on September 12, a family member said.

“He was admitted at Pushpawati Singhania Research Institute (PSRI) in south Delhi on September 7 and succumbed to chikungunya complications on September 12. His medical report says he died of acute febrile illness with septic shock and multi-organ failure,” his son-in-law Santosh Mangal said.

This season, 12 deaths have been reported till yesterday, including five each at Apollo Hospital and Sir Ganga Ram Hospital (SGRH), while one death each at AIIMS and Hindu Rao Hospital.

Chikungunya and dengue have claimed at least 31 lives and affected nearly 3,000 people in Delhi. 18 people have died of dengue which has affected over 1,100 people in the city.