Former international kabaddi player Pratap Singh Kablana (62) died of dengue.
Kablana was admitted in a serious condition to Medanta the Medicity Hospital in Gurgaon on Wednesday, after suffering from suspected dengue and diarrhea. He died during the treatment.
His body was taken to his native village Kablana in Haryana’s Jhajjar district for cremation.
This was the fourth death in Gurgaon due to the viral disease. Officials said there were over 200 dengue patients in Gurgaon.
Dengue is effecting large number of people everyday. Delhi continues to grapple with the menace of this mosquito-borne disease.
Delhi’s hospitals are now being directed to open ‘special fever clinics’ to deal with patients of suspected Dengue cases to ease the rush in emergency wards. Delhi’s civic bodies have confirmed 16 people have, so far, died due to dengue in Delhi.
Till date, dengue cases have been reported in Patna, Muzaffarpur, Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Gaya, Sitamarhi, Siwan, Jamui, Nalanda, Aurangabad, Jehanabad, Samastipur, Saran, Purnea, Nawada, Begusarai and Bhojpur districts.