Bhopal: First swine flu death reported in state

Bhopal: First death due to swine flu in the state has been reported from Shahdol in current season. A 35-year-old woman of Shahdol district died due to respiratory problems and swine flu was confirmed. Swine flu remains active mostly from July to February.

Shahdol CMHO Dr Rajesh Pandey said, “Saroj Yadav, 35, had respiratory congestion. Her swab test came positive. But initially, she was admitted in a private hospital and then she was taken to the medical college but she could not survive. Her relatives had come from outside and Saroj had developed infection from her relatives.”

Director health Dr KL Sahu, while talking to Free Press, said, “It is first death due to swine flu in the state from July 1. She was from Shahdol and was referred to Jabalpur. But she could not survive. So far 60 cases were brought into notice and 57 came out positive in the state.”

In Bhopal, so far three positive cases have been reported. One more case of swine flu came into notice in the city on Thursday but the administration is awaiting result. CMHO Dr Ashok Jasani said, “W are waiting for the results but symptoms show that it will be positive. Name of hospital where he had been admitted is not known.”

Minister for family welfare Rushtam Singh said, “Swine flu cases are increasing in neighbouring states like Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, and Gujarat. So it is time to have precaution. People should immediately consult doctor if they develop cold, cough, fever and headache. Initiatives have been taken to check swine flu, malaria, dengue, and chikanguina in the state.”

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