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Death of youth due to Rabies sparks panic in Ichlampady

Death of youth due to Rabies sparks panic in Ichlampady

Mangalore Today News Network

Nelyady, Sep 04, 2018: The death of a young engineer named Ashith  (24), son of Anand Poojary of Ichlampady Karyathadka at a private hospital in Mangaluru nearly six days ago due to suspected Rabies infection has created  a sort of panic in the village with over 170 people who had  participated in his last rites   rushing to hospital to get themselves anti-rabies  injections.

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Rabies 4 sepAshith who had completed his engineering from a college in Sullia just one and  half months ago  was admitted to a hospital in Puttur on August 25 after he developed severe pain in the waist making him unable to walk.

Later he was shifted to a hospital in Mangaluru where he had breathed his last on August 28. Over 500 people had participated in his cremation.

It has been learnt that the doctors at the hospital had informed about the cause of the death and had packed  the body asking them to take the body  straight to the crematorium after  offering water at home. But the family had performed all  other rituals at home and hundreds  of people too had arrived to pay their last respects.

Meanwhile over 171 people including some ZP members and TP members who had participated in the cremation   have taken Anti-rabies injection.

But no one is aware if Ashith had suffered dog bite. 

Meanwhile, Taluk  Medical Officer Dr Ashok Kumar Rai has confirmed that the District Health officer had received the report from the hospital where Ashith was undergoing treatment that he had died of Rabies injection. He also stated that sufficient stock of anti-rabies injections have been procured.

It is learnt the family members of Ashith had not informed anyone about  the cause of his death.

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Sudeep S Amin, Udupi Tue, September-4-2018, 2:08
The negligence f the family. Sometimes we have to follow the instructions by doctors not take easy and risk life ....
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