Roopa died due to delay in diagnosis

Roopa died due to delay in diagnosis

She had already lost two crucial days before Tamiflu, the antiviral drug, was administered.

Before getting admitted to St Philomena's Hospital, she had high fever for five continuous days. Doctors at St Philomena's Hospital treated her for right lower lobe pneumonia or bacterial pneumonia.

She didn’t have the slightest symptom for flu till August 9. Medical Superintendent of the Hospital Dr Shankar Prasad said that apart from fever and cough, Roopa showed symptoms of pneumonia and not of swine flu. 

The day Roopa died (August 12), her blood samples were collected in the morning to conduct screening for "Acute Pyrexia (fever)" at a private diagnostic firm, however she tested negative for the this bacterial pneumonia test. 

The report, declared later after her death, tested her positive for H1N1 influenza.