Swine flu claims another life in India, toll mounts to 7
The H1N1 virus claimed its 7th Indian victim on Monday evening. Sanjay Tilekar, 35-year-old pharmacist from Pune, who had been fighting for his life in the ICU for the last two days, succumbed to his illness as his respiratory complications deteriorated. What is H1N1? | DOs and don'ts | Special | Listen to Health Editor's viewsindia Updated: Aug 11, 2009 01:00 IST
Swine Flu claimed its fourth victim in the worst-hit Pune district this evening, with the death of a 35-year-old man at the Sasoon Hospital here.
"Sanjay Tilekar, who was admitted to the hospital on August 6, died due to Swine Flu," hospital sources said.
Tilekar, a chemist, was earlier undergoing treatment at Noble Hospital in Hadpsar and then shifted to Sasoon Hospital
in a critical condition and had been on ventilator since then, sources said.
The patient was suffering from acute respiratory infection, sources said.
On August 3, 14-year-old Reeda Sheikh died at the Jehangir Hospital, becoming Indian's first Swine Flu victim.
A teacher, Sanjay Kokare, died due to Swine Flu on August 9 and Babasaheb Mane, an Ayurvedic doctor died due to H1N1 in Pune today.