With yet another death and confirmed case of infection to an infant, swine flu cases in Hyderabad are on a steady rise.
This month till now four deaths (all women) were reported at the Gandhi Hospital.
68 year old woman from Bahadurpura, who was brought to the hospital on January 16 has succumbed to the illness.
As the Hospital has a ward dedicated for swine flu, confirmed cases are being referred to it from across the city.
According to the government, around seven cases of swine flu infection were confirmed in Telangana on Friday, taking the total number since August to 165.
At the Gandhi Hospital, a 10-month old infant is now the only patient undergoing treatment for swine flu, after being referred from another private hospital late on Friday.
“Swine flu was not a concern and the State was adequately geared to fight the illness. One patient is undergoing treatment at NIMS for the illness,” said C. Laxma Reddy, Telangana Health Minitster at a press conference at NIMS.
While admitting that a few patients died of Swine Flu in the State, the Minister said it was due to failure in early identification of disease, delay in seeking treatment in time and admissions made in advance stages of the disease were among the reasons for the Swine Flu deaths in the State.
Swine Flu Symptoms:
Fever (but not always)
Runny or stuffy nose
Watery, red eyes
If you have flu symptoms and you’re pregnant or you have a chronic disease it is advisable to consult a doctor.