Hospitals in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh are in dire straits due to the spread of dengue and viral fever amid the Covid epidemic.
This is the worst dengue outbreak in the state in recent history, according to foreign media reports.
Uttar Pradesh is also the most populous state in India.
The hospital is overcrowded with patients, most of them children, foreign media reports.
According to Indian sources, there has been a sharp increase in the number of dengue cases reported in several districts of the state and the number of dengue deaths has crossed 100.
In the current situation, hospitals in many districts have set up special wards for fever patients.
Dengue is endemic in more than 100 countries in the tropics, including India.
It is reported that children are 5 times more likely to die from a second outbreak of dengue than adults.
About 100 million dengue patients with severe bleeding and organ damage are diagnosed each year around the world.
The World Health Organization warns that the effects of both the Covid and dengue epidemics could be devastating to a country.
Uttar Pradesh, with a population of over 200 million, has poor health habits and high levels of malnutrition among children.
Every year after the monsoon season, the number of deaths due to undiagnosed fever is high, according to foreign reports.