A(H1N1) claims one more life in City

A(H1N1) claims one more life in City

A(H1N1) claims one more life in City

Meanwhile, the condition of two patients, who are being treated for the disease is serious. Fifteen fresh cases of swine flu were reported on Saturday. With this the number of the people infected rose to 141.

Shamshad Begum of Ashwathnagar here was suffering from fever and cough for the past three days. She had breathing problems. She was admitted to Baptist Hospital on August 10. After the tests, it was found that she was suffering from cardiac valvular disease and pneumonia and was immediately shifted to ICU.

Begum’s condition worsened on August 14 and a chest X-ray revealed that she was suffering from acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Her throat swab sample was sent to Nimhans and she was given Tamiflu tablets. She developed progressive renal failure and died around 6 pm.

Doctors are trying to contact the members of her family to administer Tamiflu tablets.
Two patients, who are undergoing treatment at St John’s Hospital, are on ventilators. An eight-year-old girl, who spent more than a week in hospital, is on dialysis. Hospital medical superintendent Dr George D’Souza told Deccan Herald: “The girl had pre-existing health complications like wheezing and had fistula when she was young. She is still under ventilator and is stable. She may have to remain in hospital for a long time.”
A 26-year-old woman is also on ventilator. According to doctors, around 200 people visited St John’s Hospital for screening, and 30 swab samples were collected on Saturday.

Roopa’s [the first to succumb to A(H1N1)] husband Anand and their two children visited Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Chest Diseases (RGICD) for screening on Saturday. Teachers and students from Sudharshan Vidya Mandir also dropped in for tests. Over 600 suspected patients visited RGICD.

Meanwhile, the 4 pm deadline at the H1N1 ward at RGICD to collect swab samples has irked the people.

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