24x7 treatment for swine flu patients at SMS Hospital now

  • HT Correspondent, None, Jaipur
  • Updated: Feb 01, 2015 16:24 IST

Now swine flu patients will get round the clock medical services at the emergency department of Sawai Man Singh (SMS) hospital in Jaipur.

SMS hospital additional medical superintendent Dr Ajit Singh Shakhtawat on Friday said that on the directions of medical and health department and as per order of principal SMS Medical College, a swine flu control room has been set up and five doctors have been deployed to provide treatment to patients 24 hours. These doctors would provide medical services in three shifts to patients.

He said that the outdoor patient department (OPD) at Dhanwantri OPD will now conduct swine flu tests. At the OPD timings, laboratory technician will take samples of suspected swine flu patients.

Dr Shakhtawat said that at present five H1N1 positive patients are admitted in the ICU of the hospital, out of which conditions of two patients are critical. Total 12 patients have been admitted to the observation ward. Three more people were tested positive of the virus after their samples were tested on Friday.

He said that people can call on 0141-2518334 for any swine flu-related queries.

First case in chittorgarh

CHITTORGARH: The Fort City recorded its first case of swine flu in 2015 after a 39-year-old Tribal man was diagnosed positive of the H1N1 virus, the doctors have said.

Kalu Bheel, a resident of Hasla village, was admitted to a government-run general hospital after he complained of high fever and cough congestion in chest. On Friday his cough swab and blood samples were sent to Udaipur for test and were diagnosed positive.

The patient’s is a school teacher in his village under Abhaipur Ghata area.

“After examining the patient and the studying reports of medical college, he was found positive of the H1N1 virus and was immediately shifted to RNT medical college Udaipur for treatment,” chief medical and health Officer (CMHO) Dr Indrajeet Singh said.

A team led by block medical officer Dr Harish Upadhyay was sent to Hasla village to distribute Tamiflu medicine to the patient’s family members and neighbours. A medical survey was conducted in the village, which houses 40 huts and a school. The team of doctors conducted thorough check up of all the people and distributed medicines, he said.

also read

Rajasthan: Cops douse pyre, pull out body to probe suspicious death
Show comments