Following the death of six people in Thiruvallur district, one more child died of fever on Friday night at the Thiruvallur government hospital.
The deceased, Hemalatha, an 8-year-old child died on Friday night at 1:30 am. She hailed from Ponneri in Thiruvallur district.
Reportedly, she had fever from August 23 and was treated by a quack. As her fever did not subside, on August 29, she was taken to the government hospital in Egmore, where she was admitted for two days. She was brought back to Thiruvallur government hospital and died there.
Thiruvallur police are in search of the quack who treated Hemalatha first.
Doctors suspect it to be a case of dengue as cases of fever have been rising in Thiruvallur district.
As reported by The News Minute, till Monday afternoon, 88 persons were undergoing treatment for fever, 24 had reported fever, two were critical and 26 patients had been discharged. A total of 120 persons had been seen as outpatients.