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Swine flu: Health dept to meet private docs

With the swine flu cases rising in the district, the health department has decided that a meeting with private doctors so that they could be sensitised regarding the disease. The meeting is scheduled to take place this week.

punjab Updated: Feb 28, 2016 21:18 IST
HT Correspondent
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So far a total of 63 positive patients have been reported across the state at the city hospitals while 19 deaths from different districts of the state have also taken place here.(PTI PHOTO)

With the swine flu cases rising in the district, the health department has decided that a meeting with private doctors so that they could be sensitised regarding the disease. The meeting is scheduled to take place this week.

So far a total of 63 positive patients have been reported across the state at the city hospitals while 19 deaths from different districts of the state have also taken place here.

Most of the swine flu patients were admitted at Christian Medical College and Hospital and Dayanand Medical College and Hospital due to better facilities provided at these institutions. Out of the total deaths that took place in Ludhiana, five included patients from city itself.

Dr Ramesh Bhagat, who is the district epidemiologist, said that out of the total 21 deaths, five were reported from Ludhiana. “A total of 19 swine flu patients from Ludhiana have been reported out of the total 63. While a total of 213 suspected cases of swine flu have been reported so far,”said Dr Ramesh.

While the report of swine flu samples reach district health department every alternate day, report for samples sent on February 26 have not been received so far. “Due to some unknown reasons, we have not received the report of the samples of suspected swine flu cases from post graduate institute of medical education and research (PGIMER), Chandigarh for the past two days,”said Dr Ramesh.