New Delhi: Delhi on Friday reported its sixth
swine flu death when a 38-year-old woman undergoing treatment
at the Ram Manohar Lohia hospital here, succumbed to the viral
"The patient who passed away this morning had tested
positive for swine flu virus," N K Chaturvedi, medical
superintendent, RML hospital said adding, "This is the sixth
case of death due to swine flu in Delhi."
Raj Bala, the deceased, a resident of Faridabad was
admitted to the hospital on September 5. According to the
doctors, she was diabetic and hypertensive and had a past
history of bronchial asthma.
"Her condition had deteriorated by the time she was
brought to the hospital. She was suffering for five long days
and had not seen any doctor or visited any hospital,"
Chaturvedi said adding, "She died because of pulmonary edema
as she had developed artificial respiratory distress
The city had reported its fifth swine flu death yesterday
when a 12-year-old girl, Gauri, a resident of Dwarka died at
the same hospital.