KOLKATA: Dengue claimed yet another life in Kolkata on Wednesday. Six-year-old Tirjak Chakrabarty from Muraripukur in north Kolkata succumbed to the virus at Apollo Gleneagles Hospital.
Tirjak had been suffering from high fever since last Friday and had been admitted to a hospital in Salt Lake on Monday. A day later, his condition started deteriorating and he was shifted to Apollo on Tuesday night. However, he could not be revived. His death certificate stated "cardio-respiratory arrest in a case of severe dengue with multi-organ failure" as cause of death.
Tirjak had tested positive for dengue in an NS1 test. "My son had high fever since last week. We had admitted him to ILS Hospital in Salt Lake on Monday evening. But we had shifted him to Apollo after his condition turned very serious on Tuesday night. He was in pain and his limbs had turned numb," said his father Tilak.