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Seven die of swine flu in a day


RAJKOT: With Gujarat underneath the grip of any other chilly wave, swine flu seems to be getting deadlier through the day as 3 individuals, every in Rajkot and Kutch, succumbed to the virus on Saturday.

With this, the demise toll due to the deadly virus in Rajkot has reached 31 since January 1. The overall demise toll in Kutch is not but identified.

Rajkot district well being officers mentioned that six individuals have died due to 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 woman from Wankaner, a 50-year-old guy of Rajkot district, 65-year-old guy from Keshod and 70-year-old guy of Bhesan died over the past two days. An 82-year-old guy from Rajkot city died on Saturday night.

Fifteen sufferers have examined sure since Friday. With this, 50 persons are undergoing treatment at non-public and govt hospitals in Rajkot, the district well being officers mentioned.

Sources in Kutch mentioned that on Saturday 3 other people died of swine flu. Doctors were suggested through the state well being department to diagnose this deadly virus in its early degree to start treatment and reduce mortality fee especially in small town and villages.

The Rajkot Municipal Corporation (RMC) also issued guidelines for colleges after instances of swine flu spiked within the city. The civic frame has requested the entire colleges and schools to grant leaves to scholars who whinge of fever, chilly, cough, pain within the neck until he/she recovers.

The civic frame has also suggested colleges to avoid team actions like the morning prayer for following few days. It has instructed educational institutions to care for cleanliness and ensure facilities for hand wash within the school. The lecturers were suggested to watch the students and in the event that they in finding any indicators of swine flu they will have to straight away inform the well being department.

Box: Union well being ministry sends groups to Gujarat, Punjab

New Delhi: In view of rising instances of swine flu and deaths due to the disease in Gujarat and Punjab, the Union well being ministry has sent two groups to assess the location and lend a hand the states in strengthening their reaction mechanism to comprise the ailment.


Fifty-four deaths and 1,187 instances had been reported in Gujarat until February 7, while 30 deaths and 301 instances had been reported from Punjab, in step with data through the well being ministry.


“Two central groups were sent to Gujarat and Punjab as they've reported huge collection of fatalities due to the H1N1 infection,” mentioned an respectable from the ministry. Both groups comprise a microbiologist, an epidemiologist and a clinician.


The demise toll due to swine flu within the country has soared to 226 with the H1N1 virus claiming 31 extra lives in per week until Monday, while the collection of those affected crossed the 6,000 mark.


“Majority of the instances were reported from 13 states and majority of deaths were reported from Rajasthan, Gujarat and Punjab. Deaths were seen extra in individuals having comorbidities like diabetes, hypertension, and many others,” the respectable mentioned.


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