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69-year-old becomes city’s fourth H1N1 victim

A 69-year-old man became the fourth victim of H1N1 influenza in the Capital on Monday. The patient,Durga Das,had suffered renal failure during his treatment at Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital.

52 patients tested positive for H1N1 on Monday
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A 69-year-old man became the fourth victim of H1N1 influenza in the Capital on Monday. The patient,Durga Das,had suffered renal failure during his treatment at Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital.

According to hospital authorities,the patient was admitted on August 28 in critical condition. “He had several complications and a history of respiratory illnesses. Though we could stabilise him,his condition did not improve,” said Dr N K Chaturvedi,Medical Superintendent,RML Hospital.

“In course of treatment,the patient was put on dialysis once. His condition continued to deteriorate though we had managed to stabilise his blood pressure,” said Dr Anjan Prakash,nodal officer,Heath department.

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The patient was shifted to the intensive care unit after preliminary investigations revealed he was suffering from pneumonia,chronic renal failure and diarrhoea.

Meanwhile,52 persons were tested positive for H1N1 influenza on Monday. Experts maintain the sudden surge in the number of cases is because of a dip in temperatures. “There has been a change in weather which is leading to the surge in cases. Though the number of cases coming in every day has increased,the infection is mild and self limiting in nature,” said Kiran Walia,Delhi Health Minister.

So far,910 cases of H1N1 influenza have been reported from the Capital,of which,791 cases have been treated and discharged. Currently,119 cases are under treatment across various hospitals in the city.

First published on: 08-09-2009 at 12:57:05 am
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