69-yr-old woman dies of swine flu, death toll at four

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Gurgaon
  • Updated: Feb 20, 2015 12:23 IST

Swine flu claimed another life in Gurgaon earlier this week taking the toll to four in the city. The victim was a 69-year-old patient, Kamla Devi, who died at Medanta on Monday but lab test confirmed swine flu only on Thursday, according to a source in the health department.

A conformation from the chief medical officer was not available despite repeated phone calls by HT.

According to sources, a young man has also been admitted at the civil hospital and is receiving treatment for swine flu.

From the four swine flu deaths only one was a resident of Gurgaon the rest were being treated in the city’s hospitals. The health department has confirmed 17 cases so far but over 1,800 have been classified as categories A and B.

However, more patients have been reporting flu-like symptoms but no one has tested positive for swine flu at the government facility yet. On a daily basis, the civil hospital receives over 300 patients at the separate swine flu OPD that has been built recently and two-three patients are classified in the less severe categories.

The department has also issued an advisory to schools and offices across the city. They have been asked to let students and employees stay at home if they suffer from fever, cough and cold.

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