Two more succumb to Swine Flu in Pune, toll climbs to 46
Swine flu toll in the city rose to 46 with confirmation of two more deaths today.india Updated: Sep 17, 2009 17:34 IST
Swine flu toll in the city rose to 46 with confirmation of two more deaths today.
Kashinath Ghanshetty (40) and Shankaramma Taylor (56 ) died at government hospital yesterday but their H1N1 test reports became available only today, health officials said.
With the toll due to the deadly virus mounting day by day, the district and civic authorities have launched a screening drive in the city and rural areas.
All schools were being covered in the screening with the help from various agencies, according to District Collector Chandrakant Dalvi, officials said.
The health authorities were also exploring the possibility of engaging reliable private laboratories for testing of throat swabs of the suspected patients as the designated National Institute of Virology (NIV) was flooded with a continuous flow of samples, they added.