Indore: Swine flu claims two more lives

Indore: A day after health department issued warning for private hospitals for following guidelines of treatment for swine flu, two more patients succumbed to the disease on Wednesday with which the toll increased to 11 since January 1. Continuous death by swine flu has sent health department officials into tizzy as four patients succumbed to the disease in three days.

Integrated Diseases Surveillance Programme incharge Dr Amit Malakar said 47-year-old male patient of Ujjain, who was admitted to Bombay Hospital on January 21, and a 65-year-old woman, who was admitted to Sri Aurobindo Institute of Medical Science on January 29, succumbed to disease on Wednesday.

Dr Malakar said the department is providing every possible help to patients and has also directed hospitals to take immediate action to treat patients on finding symptoms of the deadly disease. “People with low immunity are falling prey to disease as swine flu weakens immunity. Children, older people, pregnant women and people suffering from other major diseases are prone to disease and should take extra care,” Dr Malakar said.

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