4 new cases after patient dies in Kalyan
Four cases of swine flu were reported in Kalyan on Sunday, just days after the disease claimed the life of Satish Krishna Sutar, 42, on July 16.mumbai Updated: Jul 23, 2012 00:59 IST
Four cases of swine flu were reported in Kalyan on Sunday, just days after the disease claimed the life of Satish Krishna Sutar, 42, on July 16.
Tarnesh Devlekar, 26, Ramanand Pundit, 41, Devendra Parab, 31 and Nahum Narendra Lokhande, 28, are being treated for swine flu and are stable, said Dr Leeladhar Mhaske, health officer, Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation.
Mhaske said Sutar was a resident of Galegaon in Kalyan and was admitted to Nityanand Hospital there on July 12. Suspecting he had swine flu, doctors sent his pathology reports and swab samples to a private lab for confirmation and started treatment for the disease. However, he succumbed to the infection on Tuesday.
A medical team then visited Galegaon and inspected 200 houses near Sutar’s residence, giving treatment to those who had come in contact with Sutar.
The corporation has arranged for an isolated / isolation ward at the AIMS hospital in Dombivli, and stocked up on swine flu medicine, Mhaske said.
The corporation has also started an awareness campaign about the disease through local cable TV networks, pamphlets and posters.