Three new cases of swine flu in city, authorities on alert

Three new cases of swine flu in city, authorities on alert

Three fresh cases of swine flu were reported in the Capital on Sunday. So far, there have been five deaths this season in Delhi NCR.

With Sunday’s cases, the total number of swine flu cases have gone up to 43 this season, said a health department official. The three fresh cases of swine flu were reported from Kalkaji, Gulmohar Park and New Delhi area.

“One 78-year-old female from Gulmohar Park and a 31-year-old male from Kalkaji who tested positive for the virus are recuperating at home. Another 74-year-old female from New Delhi area has been admitted to Max Hospital,” said Dr Charan Singh, nodal officer for swine flu, Delhi government.

A 38-year-old woman admitted to Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital in a critical condition succumbed to the H1N1 virus on Friday. She was a resident of Uttam Nagar.

In the past three weeks, one 51-year-old woman of Ghaziabad, one 42-year-old woman from Uttam Nagar, a 39-year-old man from Faridabad and “a young adult” from East Delhi have succumbed to the H1N1 virus.

Officials in the health department said the situation is being closely monitored and the medicine supply is being replenished across hospitals from time to time.

The health department has held a reorientation programme for doctors from 22 hospitals.
Meanwhile, the Delhi health department officials are also briefing their staff over the phone to effectively handle the situation.

Officials maintain that there is no need to panic. However, in case of symptoms of swine flu, people should immediately visit doctors and get tested, they said.
DH News Service