Bhopal: A 40-year-old woman died due to swine flu in Indore. At the same time, since July 1, in Madhya Pradesh, the number of patients suffering from this deadly disease has increased to 17.
Dr. Asha Pandit, in-charge of Indore unit of Integrated Disease Surveillance Program (IDSP) informed that a woman residing near a nearby town of Mhow, died during treatment at a private hospital in Indore. She was admitted to the hospital in critical condition from August 21.
She said that the confirmation of the infection of the woman with H1N1 virus in laboratory investigation of Swab sampling was done on August 23. Earlier, a Madhya Pradesh Health Department official told in Bhopal, that from July 1 to August 24, swine flu has killed 16 people in Madhya Pradesh. Thus, after the death of a female, the number of people who died in this state has reached 17.
She said, "From July 1 till now samples of 455 suspected patients were sent to labs for examination, out of which 442 reports have been received. Among these 101 reports came positive for H1N1 influenza virus and 13 samples have been reported.
"44 patients suffering from swine flu are currently recruited in different hospitals of the state, out of which 18 are in government hospitals and 26 patients are being treated in private hospitals," the official said. "In Bhopal, Jabalpur, Indore, Swine flu has been found in patients of Balaghat, Satna, Shahdol, Raisen and Sagar districts.
Meanwhile, a Madhya Pradesh Public Relations official said, "Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan reviewed the preparations for the rescue of swine flu here today. He has instructed the officials to take necessary measures to prevent the spread of swine flu."