January 10, 2015 3:32:12 am
A 38-year-old woman from West Delhi’s Uttam Nagar succumbed to the H1N1 virus at Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) hospital in the early hours of Friday, becoming the third victim of the swine flu virus this week. Officials said five new cases were also reported, making it a total of 35 cases since the New Year.
“She was brought to the hospital in a very critical condition on January 4 and was put on ventilator support. She died early today morning,” RML medical superintendent Dr H K Kar said.
A 30-year-old man from East Delhi and a 42-year-old woman from Uttam Nagar were the two others who died.
The death of two others — a 51-year-old woman from Ghaziabad and a 39-year-old man from Faridabad — have not been confirmed as H1N1 deaths by Delhi government.
Union Health Secretary Luv Verma asked people to remain calm and vigilant. “This is a seasonal flu for which we will shortly release “do’s and dont’s”. In 2013, there were 1,000 cases. This time, it is still within the manageable range.
However, we have issued instructions to Uttar Pradesh and Delhi governments to take appropriate measures,” Verma said.
One death reported from Gurgaon
Gurgaon: A 45-year-old man died due to complications arising out of swine flu at Medanta-The Medicity, Gurgaon on Thursday. “He was brought here on January 5 as he was suffering from pneumonia,” an official said.
Chief medical officer in Gurgaon said one case has been reported from Fortis, two cases from Artemis and one from Privat hospital. All four are being considered as “suspected cases”.
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