THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Sindhu, a 21-year-old house surgeon at Tiruvarur Government Medical College (TGMC) hospital in Tamil Nadu, passed away at the hospital on Friday.
According to sources, Dr. Sindhu, a native of Idukki district in Kerala, had been experiencing a high fever for the past few days. She was admitted to TGMC hospital on Thursday, with the initial diagnosis suggesting a possible case of typhoid fever. Due to her persistently elevated body temperature, a blood sample was collected to check for any other viral fevers and sent to Chennai for further analysis. Tragically, she collapsed suddenly on Friday morning, as reported by sources.
However, Dr. Amudha Vadivu, the Dean (in-charge), said to the media that Sindhu had tested negative for dengue and exhibited no symptoms of Nipah virus infection. The dean also disclosed that the hospital is currently treating 17 patients with fever, with four of them confirmed to have dengue.
Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Satlin is facing severe allegations of negligence in implementing dengue prevention measures, especially as dengue continues to spread in various parts of Tamil Nadu.