Hospitals claim to have seen more swine flu cases than what are being officially reported. Five patients are being treated at Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital (RML) alone. Sources claim there were five swine flu deaths in the hospital since the start of the year but not all cases were from the city. They also say the virus strain is mild.
“The numbers are higher but not everyone needs hospitalisation. Therefore, the cases might go unreported. Of late, there has been a sudden spurt in the number of cases,” said a doctor at RML, requesting anonymity.