- Nov. 15, 2021
-- Hospitals are overwhelmed again as dengue fever has gripped India. Many North Indian states are witnessing a dengue outbreak. Delhi alone recorded over 2000 cases in a week. Other states are also recording thousands of cases.
Several clips circulated on the internet where many parents helplessly carried their children to the hospital. While India is still suffering from the Covid-19 pandemic. For many hospitals, this is a Deja-vu moment. As the big festive season has ended, people are expecting an increase in COVID-19 cases. However, the disease has changed, it is dengue this time. But the dysfunction remains the same.Dengue wrecks havoc in Indian states
Uttar Pradesh saw the worst dengue fever outbreak so far. As per the reports of India Today, Over 23000 cases were reported this year in Uttar Pradesh. It is the highest since 2016. Reports suggested that the hospitals are once again overwhelmed with patients. But the authorities say most cases were registered in Firozabad, Jhansi, Ghaziabad, and Prayagraj. Lucknow reported more than 1500 so far. It claimed many lives, most of them were kids.