Swine flu claims the life of senior doctor in Shimla

This is the fifth swine flu death in Himachal Pradesh in 2017.

india Updated: Jul 02, 2017 20:20 IST
Press Trust of India
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Swine flu claimed the life of a senior doctor at the Indira Gandhi Medical College (IGMC), Shimla on Sunday.

“IGMCH’s radiology department head RG Sood died as he was suffering from swine flu,” Senior Medical Superintendent Ramesh Chand told reporters.

Sood was admitted to the hospital on June 23 in a critical condition and was on ventilator.

Earlier, a 57-year-old tourist from Maharashtra died of swine flu at IGMCH on May 17.

The number of swine flu deaths in Himachal Pradesh has now risen to five this year, officials said.

(With IANS input.)

First Published: Jul 02, 2017 20:19 IST