47 out of 66 who succumbed to swine flu were not from Pune
47 out the 66 were people from outside the PMC limits while 19 were from within PMC limits, PMC’s health department informed.Updated: Jul 15, 2017, 14:47 IST
The number of swine flu deaths reported in the city has reached 66 on Thursday. Interestingly, 47 out of 66 people who succumbed to swine flu were not residents of Pune, but had come to the city seeking treatment for swine flu.
Officials from the Pune Municipal Corporation’s (PMC’s) health department informed that a total of 66 people died due to swine flu since January 1 this year. 47 out the 66 were people from outside the PMC limits while 19 were from within PMC limits, they informed.
Recently, a 61-year-old female from Satara and a 37-year-old male from Latur District had succumbed to Swine flu. Officials informed that both the patients had come to Pune seeking treatment during which they succumbed to the disease. On July 13, a 24-year-old female from the Satara district had also succumbed to swine flu, taking the total death toll to 66.
Apart from Latur and Satara, patients from Solapur, Ahmednagar and other adjoining places have been reported to have come to the city seeking treatment for swine flu.
“All swine flu related deaths which happen in the city are reported by the department. But all patients are not necessarily from Pune. At present, Pune is having a lot of people from outside the city limits who have come here for treatment and unfortunately, some of them succumbed to the disease. People from outside the PMC limits are constitute more than 60 percent of the deaths that have occurred due to swine flu recently,” confirmed officials from PMC’s health department.
Since January, a total of 440125 people have been screened for swine flu in the city. At total of 8033 were given Tami flu, a drug which is used for the treatment of swine flu, while the swab samples of 1387 patients were sent for testing. The statistics have revealed that 332 people have been tested positive with swine flu so far.