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Pune sees 46 new cases, maximum in a day

Forty-six fresh swine flu cases were reported from Pune on Saturday, the highest so far in a day. The total number of cases detected from Pune now stands at 258.

india Updated: Aug 09, 2009 01:20 IST
Yogesh Joshi

Forty-six fresh swine flu cases were reported from Pune on Saturday, the highest so far in a day. The total number of cases detected from Pune now stands at 258.

On Saturday, the Sassoon Hospital had one fresh case of confirmed swine flu — a school teacher — besides two suspected cases.

“The other two are under observation,” said dean of Sassoon Hospital, Arun Jamkar.

At Naidu Hospital, five people tested positive on Saturday, said Dr R.R. Pardeshi, head of the Pune civic body’s health department, taking the total cases at the hospital to 117.

Sehwan Aziz (21), a foreigner suspected to have contracted the virus, was missing from Sassoon Hospital. “He left the hospital late on Friday, and did not return,” said the hospital’s medical superintendent.

A pregnant woman admitted to Ruby Hall Clinic with swine flu-like symptoms, was forced to get a discharge, her husband alleged.

However, Ruby Hall Clinic’s Deputy Health Director, Ravindra Katti, said the patient had been advised to shift to the Sassoon Hospital where she could get all possible treatment.

The condition of the three patients at Sassoon Hospital — a pharmacist, a doctor and a six-year-old girl — was stable on Saturday, a day after they were in a critical state.

Marathwada saw its first swine flu case after a 24-year-old from Osmanabad, studying in Pune, tested positive.

(Inputs from Purva Mehra)