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1 dies of malaria; 8 test positive for swine flu

mumbai Updated: Jul 21, 2010 01:21 IST
HT Correspondent
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A 45-year-old man from Malad died of malaria at a city hospital on Sunday. The patient was admitted to hospital on July 15 and died on July 18.

This is the 10th malaria death in the city this July and 104 more people tested positive for malaria on Tuesday.

“He was suffering from hypertension, which may have caused complications in his condition,” said Dr G T Ambe, executive health officer of the BMC.

The municipal corporation is also considering starting evening outpatient departments in its dispensaries.

“Our dispensaries are currently open from 9 am to 4 pm, but we will keep them open for a certain duration in the evening too in order to test more patients for malaria,” said Ambe.

Eight more people, including four children and one pregnant woman, also tested positive for swine flu, taking the total number of H1N1 cases in the city this July to 308.

While three of these patients are admitted to hospitals, the rest are quarantined at home. The BMC also conducted health camps to test people for rain-related illnesses in five civic wards on Tuesday.

Civic officials also visited 154 construction sites in the city and treated 44 construction workers for malaria.

Among other rain-related illnesses, civic hospitals also recorded 102 cases of gastroenteritis, five cases of dengue and 259 cases of fever on Tuesday.