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2 more swine flu patients in Nagpur

india Updated: Aug 06, 2009 18:54 IST
Pradip Kumar Maitra

Two more suspected swine flu patients have been admitted to the government run medical college and hospital Nagpur on Wednesday evening.

According to medical college and hospital sources, the patients admitted included Aatish Arjun Wankhede (24) from Kukde Layout in the city and Mayur Vishnu Lade (19), from Umrer coal mines area in the district.

While Mayur studies at Pune, Aatish had also gone to Pune a few days ago in connection with some personal work. Mayur first admitted to Umrer coal mines hospital and from there, he was shifted to the government medical college and hospital here on Wednesday evening.

Both had apprehensive that they were affected with swine flu during their stay at Pune. Doctors said that the two had landed at the hospital with swine flu symptoms. Their blood samples were sent to Pune lab.

With this, the number of swine flu cases in Nagpur has risen to seven. Earlier, five patients were admitted to the medical college and hospital with suspected swine flu. They were treated and discharged from the hospital.

Meanwhile, the municipal commissioner, Ashim Gupta held an emergent meeting with medical college and hospital doctors and other officials, here on Thursday evening in this regard and instructed them to take necessary steps for the dreaded disease. He also instructed them to raise awareness about the flu among citizens, particularly students.