Jammu doc dies of suspected swine flu

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Jammu
  • Updated: Feb 27, 2015 19:45 IST

One more person is believed to have died of swine flu, taking the total of deaths caused by the H1Ni virus in the region to three.

Dr Bhupendar Singh, a paediatrician at sub-district hospital in Bishnah, had been admitted to the isolation ward of the Col Chopra Nursing Home, Government Medical College Hospital, Jammu, on Tuesday with swine flu symptoms.

However, he was shifted to the Ganga Ram Hospital in New Delhi, after his condition worsened. He died there on Thursday afternoon.

The health authorities in Jammu are awaiting Singh's test reports to confirm that he died of swine flu.

Meanwhile, the central government has deputed a team of experts to assess the H1N1 influenza situation in the state and provide technical support and guidance.

Out of the total 132 samples taken for H1N1 in Jammu division, nine have tested positive while 20 have turned out to be negative. Report is awaited in 103 cases. Twenty-five patients have been admitted to hospitals till date.

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