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Gujarat junior health minister tests positive for swine flu

Gujarat Minister of State for Health Shanker Chaudhari has tested positive for swine flu and is undergoing treatment at his house in Gandhinagar.

Ahmedabad: Gujarat Minister of State for Health Shanker Chaudhari has tested positive for swine flu and is undergoing treatment at his house in Gandhinagar.

"Shanker Chaudhari's report, which came today evening, has revealed that he is having swine flu. He is now being treated at a special isolation room created at his residence in Gandhinagar," said state Health Commissioner J P Gupta.

Earlier in the day, Chaudhari attended the state Assembly session which commenced today. He also took part in a discussion on the steps taken by the state government to control the outbreak of swine flu in the state.

On Friday, Gujarat Assembly Speaker Ganpat Vasava had been tested positive for H1N1 virus and was admitted in a Surat-based hospital.

So far, 219 people have died of swine flu in the state while the number of cases has gone up to 3,337.

From Zee News

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