Even as the health department is struggling hard to tackle dengue menace in the city, a confirmed swine flu case at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) here has put authorities into a tizzy.
The patient, Gurmail Singh, 30, belongs to Tarn Taran and was admitted to the DMCH on Friday after doctors referred him to the facility on suspicion of swine flu.
Health officials had sent the sample of the patient to a Chandigarh laboratory on Friday. The reports received by the hospital on Monday evening confirmed that the patient is suffering from swine flu.
District epidemiologist Dr Ramesh Bhagat said all those who have came in contact with the person would be administered Tamiflu.
The civic body and health authorities have come under attack for not taking proper measures to tackle the rising cases of dengue across the city. So far, 794 confirmed dengue cases have been reported in Ludhiana.