Two more persons died of suspected swine flu at the MGM medical college in Indore on Wednesday. However, both the deceased were natives of Rajasthan.
Till now over 30 confirmed and suspected swine flu deaths have been reported in the city this year. While advisories are being issued by the district administration to spread awareness about the viral infection, ten hospitals in the city have also been identified with H1N1 screening centres.
“Two men aged 65 and 50 were admitted in a critical condition on Tuesday. Though their treatment was started immediately, they could not be saved and breathed their last on Wednesday morning,” said Dr Sanjay Dixit, vice-dean MGM medical college.
Giving more teeth to the district health department’s sensitization attempts on H1N1 virus, students of Indore Institute of Pharmacy organised a rally on Wednesday to spread awareness about the same.
Holding placards and shouting slogans, students of the institution marched from MY hospital to Dawa Bazaar and apprised the people about the symptoms and procedures involved in treatment of the virus.
The principal secretary, Pravir Krishn, too had visited several government hospitals in the city on Tuesday to take stock of the situation. He had also participated in a meeting with senior health department officials in which it was decided that the swabs of patients belonging to B1 and B2 category too will be sent for diagnosis.
Moreover, on Monday the high court issued notices to senior health officials citing negligence for the spread of swine flu virus after hearing a PIL concerning the issue. The senior health officials were asked to reply to the notice latest by today.
The need to establish a laboratory to conduct tests on swine flu too was emphasised in the petition.