Telangana: The dengue outbreak that is gripping the state for more than two months has claimed four lives from a family from Mancherial district in less than two weeks. The latest among the victims is 28-year-old Eeda Sona, who breathed her last after giving birth to her second child at Yashoda hospital in Secunderabad on Wednesday. On Tuesday afternoon, she delivered a male child, who is now placed in the NICU with suspicion of dengue.

While this pushed the entire family into bottomless sorrow, it exposed the appalling situation of public health in the state. It seems that nothing has changed much even after Telangana High Court intervened on the dengue outbreak in the city. HC also pulled up the state government for neglecting public health.

The family belongs to Sri Sri Nagar in the town and Raju was working for a private school in the city. Around three weeks ago, Raju fell sick, and he was diagnosed with dengue. While undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Karimnagar, he succumbed to the viral infection. While the family were observing his death, their grandfather, Lingaiah died on the fifth day. Immediately after, Srivyshnavi, their daughter, also fell ill and eventually died on Diwali (October 27).

Meanwhile, Sona, who was in the ninth month of her pregnancy, was also diagnosed with dengue. As her condition worsened, she shifted to Yashoda hospital in Secunderabad two days ago. As her situation became critical, doctors performed a C-Section and delivered the child on Tuesday morning. Around 24 hours later, Sona also breathed her last.

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