Swine Flu claims fifth life in Delhi

One more life has been claimed by the deadly swine flu virus in the capital on Friday. 

Last Updated: Jan 11, 2015, 00:30 AM IST

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: One more life has been claimed by the deadly swine flu virus in the capital on Friday.

A 38-year-old woman succumbed to the H1N1 virus while she was admitted to Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital.

The woman was a resident of Uttam Nagar and was kept in the ventilator before she breathed her last.

Five new case of swine flu were reported on Friday in the Delhi-NCR and the number of deaths have also increased to five.

Two patients have been admitted to RML Hospital whereas two others are recuperating in private hospitals and one at home. The patients include four men and one woman.

In the last three weeks, four persons have succumbed to the H1N1 virus in the capital.

Others who are affected with the virus have been admitted to Safdarjung Hospital, Lady Hardinge and other private hospitals. Some of them are also recuperating at home.

Delhi government has briefed the hospitals on how to handle the swine flu cases. RML has opened up its 30-bed isolation facility for the flu cases.

A training programme for staff members across 22 hospitals in Delhi has been conducted by the Health Department on how to handle patients of swine flu and send the samples for testing. Medicine stocks are also being replenished, said a health department official.