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Gujarat: Seven die of swine flu in a day


RAJKOT: With Gujarat beneath the grip of every other cold wave, swine flu seems to be getting deadlier by means of the day as three individuals, each and every in Rajkot and Kutch, succumbed to the virus on Saturday.

With this, the dying toll because of the fatal virus in Rajkot has reached 31 since January 1. The general dying toll in Kutch is not yet recognized.

Rajkot district health officers said that six individuals have died because of swine flu since Friday morning in quite a lot of hospitals of Rajkot.

According to Rajkot district management, a 50-year-woman of Samdhiyala village of Upleta, a 49-year-old lady from Wankaner, a 50-year-old man of Rajkot district, 65-year-old man from Keshod and 70-year-old man of Bhesan died over the past two days. An 82-year-old man from Rajkot town died on Saturday night time.

Fifteen patients have tested positive since Friday. With this, 50 individuals are undergoing remedy at personal and govt hospitals in Rajkot, the district health officers said.

Sources in Kutch said that on Saturday three people died of swine flu. Doctors have been urged by means of the state health department to diagnose this fatal virus in its early degree to begin remedy and scale back mortality rate particularly in small town and villages.

The Rajkot Municipal Corporation (RMC) also issued tips for faculties after cases of swine flu spiked within the town. The civic body has asked all of the faculties and faculties to grant leaves to students who complain of fever, cold, cough, pain within the neck till he/she recovers.

The civic body has also urged faculties to keep away from staff actions just like the morning prayer for following few days. It has instructed educational institutions to handle cleanliness and ensure amenities for hand wash within the college. The lecturers have been urged to monitor the students and if they to find any signs of swine flu they will have to right away inform the health department.

Box: Union health ministry sends groups to Gujarat, Punjab

New Delhi: In view of rising cases of swine flu and deaths because of the disease in Gujarat and Punjab, the Union health ministry has sent two groups to assess the situation and help the states in strengthening their reaction mechanism to contain the ailment.


Fifty-four deaths and 1,187 cases had been reported in Gujarat till February 7, whilst 30 deaths and 301 cases had been reported from Punjab, in keeping with knowledge by means of the health ministry.


“Two central groups have been sent to Gujarat and Punjab as they have reported massive number of fatalities because of the H1N1 an infection,” said an official from the ministry. Both groups include a microbiologist, an epidemiologist and a clinician.


The dying toll because of swine flu within the nation has soared to 226 with the H1N1 virus claiming 31 more lives in a week till Monday, whilst the number of the ones affected crossed the 6,000 mark.


“Majority of the cases have been reported from 13 states and majority of deaths have been reported from Rajasthan, Gujarat and Punjab. Deaths have been noticed more in individuals having comorbidities like diabetes, hypertension, and so on,” the official said.


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