Indore: Swine flu claimed life of an octogenarian raising the death toll to 18 in Indore alone since January this year, a medical officer said.
An eighty-one year old Hajarilal of Sendhava town succumbed to his illness after getting discharged from a private hospital in Mumbai where he was admitted for over a month, the Integrated Surveillance Project (IDSP) spokesman said.
The patient died late last night after being discharged on a request by his relatives and when he was on way to his home at Sendhva, he said.
Meanwhile, of the three H1N1 positive patients admitted in city hospitals, two were critical, he said.
Swine flu has caused 18 deaths in Indore since January.