Pune: A 28-year-old pregnant woman has died
of swine flu here, taking the toll in the viral infection in
the city to 26.
Roopali Jore, who died Friday night, had been put on
ventilator after her admission to a private hospital on August
20. She had tested positive for the virus, officials said.
With cases of the viral infection continuing to pour in,
Pune District Collector Chandrakant Dalvi has appealed to
private hospitals to screen the patients who approached them
with flu symptoms and not to summarily direct them to the
already overburdened civic and government hospitals.
He also asked people to avoid crowding at public places
and Ganesh Utsav pandals in the city, the worst hit by the
influenza virus in the country.