Another woman who was admitted at Baba Saheb Ambedkar (BSA) hospital in Rohini soon after delivering her baby at a private hospital became the 12th victim of swine flu in the city. Over 4,000 people have tested positive for the virus since January 1 this year.
Health department authorities said the woman was admitted for a caesarian section at a private hospital in Shalimar Bagh in the first week of March, in the last stage of her pregnancy, when she went into foetal distress. “Her the baby was saved but the mother was diagnosed with H1N1. Treatment was started but since it was a complicated case due to the pregnancy and she also had diabetes, she was shifted to the nearby BSA hospital, which is the largest government hospital in the area and one of the designated 22 hospitals for H1N1 treatment,” a Health department official said.
Her H1N1 treatment was completed at BSA hospital with the recommended cycle of Tamiflu, but health officials said she died on March 9 due to “uncontrolled diabetes”.
With 15 patients testing positive out of 63 tests conducted for swine flu on Wednesday, 4,084 patients have been diagnosed with the virus this year.