One more dies of swine flu, toll touches 43 in Bhopal

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bhopal/Indore
  • Updated: Feb 26, 2015 16:43 IST

With one more death due to H1N1 virus reported in the state capital on Wednesday, the total number of deaths due to the deadly virus has touched 43 in Bhopal and 117 in Madhya Pradesh.

Moreover, 10 more fresh cases of swine flu were diagnosed in Bhopal taking the total number of patients tested positive of the virus to 274 this year.

The latest victim was pregnant and was undergoing treatment at the LBS Hospital of the city. This year the deadly disease has been more brutal on pregnant women, the doctors have said.

According to the doctors, pregnant women are more vulnerable to catch the deadly flu and hence it is important to take special care of their health to protect them from catching the infection. In total as many as 117 people have died of swine flu in the state, the state coordination committee said.

Meanwhile in Indore, homeopathic doctors are vouching for alternative medicines as effective remedy in tackling H1N1 influenza.

Dr A K Dwivedi, while delivering a lecture at Holkar Science College in Indore on Wednesday, said that homeopathic medicines are best for building bodily immunity and keeping influenza at bay.

Quoting a noted homeopathy exponent Dr SP Dey, he said, "Homeopathic medicines are for common cold and cough and can be used against human influenza virus."

Considering the symptoms of H1N1 virus similar to that of common cold, Dr Dwivedi said that homeopathic medicines helps fighting viral attacks and do not have any side effects unlike allopathic medicines.

While there has been no new case of death related to swine flu in Indore, 27 new patients with the virus have been admitted to MY Hospital on Wednesday.

The joint director of health services Dr Sharad Pandit said, "Twenty-seven new cases of swine flu have come on Wednesday, and the total number of patients admitted in the hospital has gone up to 189."

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