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Two more swine flu deaths reported in Nagpur

Two more suspected swine flu deaths were reported from Nagpur on Wednesday taking the toll to three.

india Updated: Sep 16, 2009 21:34 IST
Pradip Kumar Maitra

Two more suspected swine flu deaths were reported from Nagpur on Wednesday taking the toll to three.

The latest victims were Motilal Pachbare (41) and 23-year old college girl, Archana Bhimagade of Chicholi village. Both had neither visited Mumbai nor Pune where more such cases were reported.

Earlier, Shriram Zade, well-known trade union leader of Nagpur district and an employee of the Western Coalfields Limited became the first victim of the dreaded virus in Vidarbha. He died on Monday.

The relatives of both the victims created ruckus at the Government Medical College and Hospital on Wednesday evening where they were admitted on Sunday in a serious condition. Relatives of both the victims alleged that there were no doctors at the special isolation ward at the hospital at night to attend to the patients. Moreover, the hospital lacks adequate ventilators required for treating serious patients, one of Pachbare's relatives claimed. The hospital has only three ventilators, one of which is defunct.

Dipti Dongaonkar, the dean of the Medical College and Hospital said that the lab reports of both the victims were awaited from Pune. The symptoms of both the victims were flu related and were admitted to the swine flu ward, she further added.