H1N1 death toll mounts to 36 in PCMC

ST Correspondent
Saturday, 26 August 2017

The victim developed influenza like symptoms on August 17 and was admitted to a private hospital in the city on the same day. Since her condition worsened on August 23, she was put on ventilator. On Thursday, she succumbed to the infection. 

PIMPRI: H1N1 Influenza claimed one more life in Pimpri-Chinchwad on Thursday, which took the death toll to 36 since January this year. A 40-year-old woman resident of Morwadi area is the latest victim of the deadly respiratory infection.

The victim developed influenza like symptoms on August 17 and was admitted to a private hospital in the city on the same day. Since her condition worsened on August 23, she was put on ventilator. On Thursday, she succumbed to the infection. 

The PCMC hospitals had run out of stock of the vaccine for swine flu for over a month, as the State government had not supplied it. So, the PCMC procured 1,000 vaccine vials for the high-risk group from private suppliers. After this stock got over, PCMC has procured another batch of 1,000 vaccine vials.

So far this year, 68,890 swine flu patients visited various hospitals of the PCMC with flu like symptoms. Tamiflu was given to 7,238 patients. Swabs of 557 patients were sent to labs for testing, of these 287 patients turned out to be positive cases. In all, 50 patients were put on ventilator so far, while 36 succumbed to the infection.

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