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
"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.