A 23-year-old resident of Patiala has been confirmed positive for the H1N1 virus at the PGI on Monday. The patient was admitted in the PGI after his trip from Thailand last week. He,along with two other residents of Patiala,were admitted to PGI on Friday. “Since the patient is from Patiala,we have informed the Punjab Health officials to quarantine the patient’s family. As per our information,he has his parents and siblings living at his parent’s house who would be quarantined,” said a health official. This is the fourth case that has turned positive in the city. According to doctors,the patient’s condition is stable and he has been put medication.
Meanwhile,the GMCH received two suspected cases of swine flu from the tricity. The suspect includes a 14-year-old boy,a resident of Panchkula,who had gone for a trip to Malaysia and 26-year-old woman from Mohali who had gone with her family to Singapore. The patients had mild fever when they were admitted at the hospital.