Fourth swine flu death in the capital
Last Updated: Monday, September 07, 2009, 19:31
New Delhi: Delhi on Monday reported its fourth swine flu death when a 69-year-old man undergoing treatment at the Ram Manohar Lohia hospital here, succumbed to the viral infection.

"The patient, who passed away this afternoon, tested positive for swine flu virus," NK Chaturvedi, medical superintendent, RML hospital said, adding, "This is the fourth case of death due to swine flu in Delhi."

The deceased, Durga Prasad Sharma, a resident of Tihar Jail Road was admitted to the hospital on August 28 for treatment of renal failure.

"His condition was very critical from the day he was admitted to the hospital. He was admitted for treatment of renal failure and also showed symptoms of swine flu. He was on ventilator and was undergoing dialysis. His test reports on August 1 confirmed him positive for the virus and died today at 11.30 am," Chaturvedi said.

Durga Prasad had earlier been to two private hospitals in the city before he was brought to RML hospital, he said.

Three deaths due to H1N1 virus have already been reported here towards the August end. While 38-year-old woman, Renu Gupta, resident of Gurgaon was the first case of death due to swine flu in the city on August 19, 31-year-old man, Samrat Pandeya, a resident of Panchsheel Park, died the next day.

This was followed by the death of a 44-year-old a resident of Faridabad, Usha Jain, who succumbed to the virus on August 25.

Bureau Report

First Published: Monday, September 07, 2009, 19:31

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