KOLKATA: Dengue claimed three more lives in Kolkata on Friday, adding to the fast-rising toll. While a 55-year-old woman — a resident of the Kolkata Leather Complex area in Bantala — died at the Beliaghata ID Hopsital, a 54-year-old woman from Behala succumbed to the virus at CMRI Hospital. Late in the evening, another 62-year-old resident of South 24 Parganans died at MRI Hospital.
Mita Choudhury, 54, had been admitted to CMRI on October 21. She had high fever, body ache and a test had confirmed dengue. According to the hospital, her condition was very serious and she developed multiple complications. She was admitted to the ICU but could not be revived. Mita passed away early on Friday morning.
According to her husband Chayan Choudhury, a lawyer, Mita had a sudden bout of vomiting and severe stomach pain on October 21. It was accompanied by high fever. "We admitted her immediately and she was initially treated at the emergency section of CMRI. She was reasonably stable and had a healthy platelet count of 1,90,000," he said.
Over the next two days, the platelet count dropped to 30,000 and her condition deteriorated sharply on October 23. Her persistent stomach pain worsened and Mita had to be moved to the ICU on October 24.