Swine flu claims second life in MP since July

Delhi 753 swine flu cases recorded this year but government says no reason to panic

The deceased hailed from Burdel village in Bargarh district.

A 46-year-old block education officer (BEO) posted in Sarojini Nagar, who resided on Rae Bareli road, died on Friday while undergoing treatment for swine flu at King George's Medical University (KGMU).

"There were no medicine in the Capital city but we have the vaccine now". The BEO had first contracted symptoms of swine flu last week and was admitted to a private medical facility before being taken to Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital on Thursday.

After a review meeting with authorities of the hospital, he sanctioned Rs 3 crore for procurement of necessary equipments, including ventilators, monitors, ICU beds, suction machines among others. Yesterday, as many as 24 samples were sent for investigation of which 13 tested positive taking the total number of H1N1 virus affected persons in Odisha to 84. Two doctors have also tested positive for the H1N1 virus prompting the authorities to start a vaccination drive in government-run hospitals.

Also, swab samples of a doctor working at the orthopaedic department in Capital Hospital here and a junior doctor of SCB Medical College and Hospital were found positive for the vector-borne disease, the official said.



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