Panic grips residents as 3 H1N1 deaths confirmed
Panic gripped residents and health officials as reports confirmed that the recent three deaths were positive for swine flu.punjab Updated: Feb 17, 2015 22:35 IST
Panic gripped residents and health officials as reports confirmed that the recent three deaths were positive for swine flu.
The civil hospital officials confirmed that the trio, who were suspected swine flu patients, actually died of H1N1 influenza.
Medical and sales representative Jugal Kishore is suspected to have become a victim of nosocomial (hospital acquired) infections during his visit to various hospitals, while a woman from Sujanpur and a man, Labh Singh, infected by H1N1 in routine and died, claimed officials.
Dr Bhupinder Singh, senior medical officer, told Hindustan Times that a separate ward for the patients showing the symptoms of H1N1 infection had already been set up and a stock of Tamiflu was kept for the confirmed patients.
He when asked that why these patients could not be saved he said that till the results came positive the infection was so high that these patients could not tolerate the disease and died.
He, however, claimed a child showing the symptoms of H1N1 influenza had been tested negative for H1N1.
Several teams of the health department have been pressed into services to sensitise the residents on how to keep H1N1 infection at bay, as moist air is conducive for H1N1 conduct, he added.
All Pathankot hospitals and dispensaries have been put on high alert to keep the H1N1 virus under a constant.
First Published: Feb 17, 2015 22:32 IST