2 women die of H1N1, 2019’s first victims from Mumbai
Two residents of Mumbai, both women, died of H1N1 (swine flu) in March. A BMC committee reviewing the cause of deaths confirmed on Tuesday that the deaths of a 65-year-old from Mazagaon and a 30-year-old from Agripada were caused by swine flu.
These are the first deaths of Mumbai residents caused by the respiratory infection in 2019.
“The BMC committee confirmed this month that the two women died of swine flu [in March],” said Dr Padmaja Keskar, executive health officer, BMC. Mumbai has so far recorded 135 cases of H1N1 and two deaths this year, compared to just 25 cases and no deaths in the first four months of 2018, according to data released by BMC on Tuesday. Swine flu, a respiratory infection, generally spreads rapidly during winters, but there has been a spike in the number of cases across India even as warmer weather set in.
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Gurugram: A group of chartered accountants (CAs), led by members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, conducted a 'havan' ceremony outside the Sector 32 CGST office on Friday. This was in protest to catch the “real culprits” in a case, where two Gurugram-based CAs were arrested a week ago for allegedly issuing audited statements of fake companies to claim input credit tax to the tune of ₹15 crore.
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