Three more deaths from the swine flu on Monday sent ripples to citizens as the number of patients succumbing to the disease has been increasing alarmingly. It seems the efforts of health department to control the menace of the deadly disease turned out to be ‘ineffective.’ However, the department officials claimed that the deceased belonged to other districts and they were getting treatment in various hospitals of the city.
According to Integrated Diseases Surveillance Program in-charge Dr Santosh Sisodiya, “A 58-year-old male, a resident of Ujjain, succumbed to the disease at Bombay Hospital on Monday while a 50-year-old male, a resident of Khacharod, fell to the disease in Greater Kailash Hospital and a 49-year-old male resident of Ratlam, succumbed to the disease on Sunday.”
The resident of Ujjain was admitted to the hospital on March 2 and was tested positive on March 6. Similarly, the patient from Khachrod was admitted to the hospital on March 7 and the patient came from Ratlam was admitted to the hospital on February 27. With the new deaths, toll in the city reached 40 while the number of positive patients reached to 134, since January 1.