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Nagpur doctor admitted with suspected swine flu symptoms

india Updated: Aug 10, 2009 23:03 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times
Nagpur doctor admitted with suspected swine flu symptoms

A 25-year-old resident doctor of local government run Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital, who reached the city on Sunday from Pune, was admitted to the hospital with symptoms of suspected swine flu.

Talking to Hindustan Times, Dr S Bansod of Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital informed that the suspected patient was referred to the medical college this evening. Throat and nasal secretions, swabs and serum samples of the doctor were collected and immediately sent to Pune lab, he added.

The name of the doctor was identified as: Dr Dilip Sawale. The vital signs, temperature and blood pressure of the patient were stable, the medical college hospital sources claim.

Over 70 panicky people of the city came to the medical college and hospital on Monday. Most of them were counseled and allowed to go home. Blood sample of 24 suspected patients were collected and sent to Pune for test.