Swine flu spurts in Delhi: 1066 cases last month

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Swine flu has surged sharply in the capital with 1,066 cases being confirmed in the last one month, which is more than four times the number reported during the rest of this year.

Across India, around 18,855 cases of the swine flu have been reported, claiming lives of 929 patients.

The alarming spike in the number of swine flu cases in the city has woken up AMC to the gravity of the situation. "Just four passings have been accounted for: two from Delhi and two patients from outside have kicked the bucket", Delhi wellbeing clergyman Satyendra Jain said in the get together a week ago.

A suspected H1N1 virus also called Swine flu affected patient has been admitted at a private nursing home in Siliguri. "Individuals ought not freeze in the event that they endure typical viral contamination. These patients need special treatment", said a doctor.


Dr. Anil Bansal of the Delhi Medical Association said: "Delhi being an important transit point has to be careful about swine flu spreading fast and the cases seeing a swift ascent".

A total of 928 cases of swine flu (Delhi and outside) were recorded by the till August 6. Jain in the assembly said that the government had enough stocks of medicines and vaccines to tackle the outbreak.

The Health Minister said that in Delhi satisfactory offices for treatment are accessible. The Health Minister said that there were reserved beds for patients in government hospitals and not even 5 per cent of these beds have been occupied. In the city, hospitals without isolation wards are not allowed to admit swine flu patients for the risk of other patients contracting the H1N1 virus.

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