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Four-year-old Boy Dies of Dengue Fever in Chennai

Four-year-old Boy Dies of Dengue Fever in Chennai

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Tragic Death Sparks Outrage and Demands for Action

Chennai witnessed a heartbreaking incident as a four-year-old boy lost his life to dengue fever on Sunday. The incident has triggered severe criticism towards the ruling DMK government, with political leaders highlighting their alleged negligence in dealing with the spread of the virus.

Opposition Parties Condemn Incident and Call for Awareness

The Principal opposition party AIADMK and Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) have expressed deep sorrow over the boy’s demise and have urged the health department to intensify awareness campaigns regarding dengue fever.

Treatment at Institute of Child Health and Hospital for Children

The child, named Ayyanar, was under treatment for fever at the Institute of Child Health and Hospital for Children. Unfortunately, his condition worsened, resulting in his tragic passing.

Outrage and Demand for Better Amenities

Following the boy’s death, residents of Maduravoyal, his locality, tried to stage a road roko on the busy Chennai-Bengaluru highway to demand better amenities in their area. The police and health department authorities intervened and pacified the protestors.

Political Leaders Express Condolences and Urge Action

AIADMK’s ex-Chief Minister Palaniswami expressed his deep pain over the loss and extended his condolences to the bereaved family. He called on the DMK government to take immediate preventive measures to contain the spread of dengue fever.

PMK chief Anbumani Ramadoss also conveyed his condolences and criticized the negligence of the officials in the Greater Chennai Corporation. He emphasized the need for the health department to spread awareness about dengue fever and implement effective disease prevention mechanisms.

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