Faridabad woman succumbs to swine flu

A 60-year-old woman from Faridabad succumbed to swine flu at the Centre-run Safdarjung Hospital on Monday night. She was referred to Safdarjung Hospital from a private hospital in Faridabad on October 2.

“The woman was brought in a critical condition on Oct 2 and was put on ventilator. She was referred from Fortis Escorts Hospital in Faridabad. She died on Monday night,” said Dr A K Rai, medical superintendent, Safdarjung Hospital.

This is the second swine flu death at the hospital. Recently, a 60-year-old patient from Kasganj in UP died due to swine flu at the hospital. He was referred from Apollo Hospitals.
At a time the city is reeling under the worst dengue outbreak, Delhi has also started reporting a few swine flu cases.

Union health Minister J P Nadda met the Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain to review the preparedness of swine flu in Delhi on Tuesday.

There will be coordination between the Centre and the state government for timely treatment of swine flu patients so that the mortality rate of patients suffering from H1N1 is minimised, said officials. Both the Centre-run and state-run hospitals will stock adequate amount of drug Oseltamivir and othe consumables.

It was decided in the meeting that the data of swine flu cases from all hospitals will be shared regularly. The Centre will  start training programmes in AIIMS, RML Hospital and Safdarjung for doctors on ventilator management so that they can tackle complicated swine flu patients.

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