Swine flu claims one more life in Haryana

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Rohtak
  • Updated: Jan 23, 2015 21:57 IST

Two days after a pregnant woman from Kalanaur in Rohtak lost her life due to swine flu, a man infected with H1N1 virus, who hailed from Jind district, died at the Rohtak medical college on Friday.

The deceased has been identified as Raj Kumar, a 35-year-old native of Lon village of Jind district, who was admitted to the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (PGIMS) here on Thursday night, said medical superintendent, Dr Ashok Kumar Chauhan.

He said that the family of the patient had first taken him to a private hospital in Gurgaon for treatment, from where he was referred to the Rohtak medical college where he died around midnight on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday.

This was the second death due to swine flu in Jind district. A government officer of Jind distict, identified as Atul Kumar, had died due to H1N1 virus a fortnight ago.

Regarding the death of the pregnant woman, Rohtak civil surgeon Shiv Kumar told HT that the deceased was identified as Manju Rani of Kalanaur in Rohtak district. The victim, who was six-months pregnant, fell ill after returning from Rajasthan and was admitted to the medical college here. Swinging into action, a team of rapid response team rushed to her village to take stock of other family members, who were found to be normal.

Meanwhile, a suspected swine flu patient, identified as Mange Ram, (45), son of Phool Chand, was also rushed to the medical college here on Friday. He hails from Bhatia colony of Fatehabad district.

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