One More Dies Of Dengue In Cuttack, Total Toll Mounts To Two

One More Dies Of Dengue In Cuttack, Total Toll Mounts To Two

Summary: Tribune News ServiceAmritsar, August 12A patient from Gurdaspur with swine flu symptoms was shifted to Sri Guru Ram Das Ji Hospital here today.

According to the Newspaper, Of them, two samples have been found positive, an official said. A resident of Bargarh, died of swine flu during treatment at VIMSAR at Burla in Sambalpur district today. Suspected swine flu cases in the month of August have come as a shocker for the doctors. Also, five swine flu deaths have been reported in the city. 9 samples of dengue and 3 samples of Chikungunya suspected patients were sent for testing.

"We will also provide medicines for swine flu to private hospitals free of cost". Despite, the swine flu patients prefer to be treated in private hospitals in place of Government hospitals. Last year, the number of swine flu cases reported in the city was six and no one died.

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Hospital authorities said a special ward has been set up and two beds are available at the central ICU for dengue patients.

When contacted Dr Sudhir Jaisani, Chief Medical & Health Officer, said no test report of swine flu patients was received but 13 samples of swine flu suspected patients were sent to Virology Lab for testing. "I will get it confirmed", he said.

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