New Delhi: Delhi Wednesday reported the third death caused by swine flu, which prompted the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the city health department to hold a meeting in the capital to review the situation.
According to the health department, a 42-year-old woman from Uttam Nagar in west Delhi, and a 39-year-old man from Faridabad in the National Capital Region succumbed to swine flu Tuesday night.
Earlier, a 51-year-old woman died of swine flu Dec 26 at the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital.
“The woman from Uttam Nagar died Tuesday night at a private hospital, while the Faridabad patient died at the east Delhi-based Deepak Memorial Hospital,” said Charan Singh, an official of the Delhi health department.
He said samples of both of the patients were confirmed at the NCDC.
The patients were under constant medication and close observation of medical experts.
The national capital has this year witnessed 22 cases of swine flu.
Following the deaths, the NCDC and the city health department Wednesday held a meeting to review the situation.
“Training started today (Wednesday) onwards for health staff at every government and selected private hospitals on how to handle swine flu cases,” Charan Singh said.
“Health secretary S.C.L. Das has also decided to review the training sessions at every hospital Thursday onwards, both by visiting the hospitals and also over the phone,” he said.