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Three more suspected cases of swine flu

delhi Updated: Jun 22, 2009 15:25 IST

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Three more suspected cases of swine flu, including two from the capital, were reported on Monday even as the government said it has already made preventive medicines available in enough quantity across the country.

While two suspected cases are from Delhi, the other one is reported from Bangalore. "The results of their tests are awaited. They are undergoing treatment," a senior Health Ministry official told PTI.

So far, a total of 59 people have been found positive for swine flu across the country, out of which 32 patients have been discharged. "This (discharge of the patients) indicates that the disease is completely curable and there is no reason to panic," he said.

Asked about reports that the condition of a swine flu-infected woman in the capital was deteriorating, the official denied it saying her condition was improving.

"She had other complications as she was suffering from asthma and other ailments. Now, her condition is improving. The deterioration of her health was not because of swine flu," the official said.

Tamiflu has been made available in all government hospitals where treatment is offered, the official said adding that preventive medicines given to suspected cases of H1N1 infection have also made available in enough quantity.

Out of the total 59 patients, 53 had come from abroad while six contracted the disaese in the country.