Another dengue death in Delhi, toll 21.

Another person in Delhi has succumbed to dengue, taking the toll to 21, with his family alleging that two of the three hospitals they took him to refused to do the test for the vector-borne disease.

Harish Chauhan, 38, from south Delhi’s Deoli village, died yesterday at Batra Hospital. His family claimed a hefty amount was spent on his treatment.

The family also claimed that they took him to two other hospitals which allegedly didn’t diagnose dengue while Batra Hospital treated him for liver infection first.

The victim’s brother Mukesh Chauhan alleged that they took Harish to Madan Mohan Malviya Hospital on September 11 after he complained of fever and started vomitting.

“But the doctors gave him tablets and an injection and asked us to take him back home. They did not test him for dengue. In the night, my brother’s condition deteriorated and around 12.30 AM (September 12) we rushed him to Safdarjung Hospital,” Mukesh claimed.

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