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Another swine flu patient succumbs

punjab Updated: Jan 21, 2016 00:24 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Swine flu

The 37-year-old woman was admitted to the DMCH after she was found infected by swine flu last week. After giving birth, the woman and her child were put on ventilator due to their deteriorating condition.(Representative photo)

Just four days after the death of a woman suffering from swine flu at Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH), another woman from Bathinda succumbed at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) late on Tuesday evening.

The woman had delivered a child on January 16 who was also sick and admitted at the hospital.

The 37-year-old woman was admitted to the DMCH after she was found infected by swine flu last week. After giving birth, the woman and her child were put on ventilator due to their deteriorating condition.

District epidemiologist Dr Ramesh Bhagat said the Bathinda woman had delivered a child on January 16.

Earlier, a woman from Ludhiana admitted at the CMCH had died of swine flu on January 15. She had been admitted since January 12. It was the first death of a Ludhiana woman owing to swine flu.

More efforts needed

Though the health department installed boards at 24 different places across the city mentioning preventive measures, the awareness campaign seems to have left a little impact on the general public.

The health department has recommended usage of masks at the crowded places during this season but people don’t take it up.

Dr Ramesh said, at least 30,000 pamphlets to spread awareness regarding swine flu have been distributed. “Another 20,000 pamphlets would also be distributed at different hospitals and crowded areas,” said Dr Ramesh.