Published: Sun, August 13, 2017
Medicine | By Earnest Bishop

SCB doctor tests positive for swine flu

SCB doctor tests positive for swine flu

The health secretary informed the media that eight persons had lost their lives due to swine flu, while two dengue deaths have also been reported in the state so far.

The swine flu toll in Odisha today rose to six with two persons succumbing to the disease in the state. "The Health department has been taking adequate measures to create awareness on the killer ailment". However, the health department said there is no need for panic as the situation is under control. People were advised not to take vaccines without consulting doctors. But more swine flu suspected patients are found in city.

The number is far less than past year when eight people had died of dengue while almost 4,000 positive cases were reported, he added. Meanwhile, the lab released reports of seven samples it had received from hospitals in Ludhiana district two days ago , As Reported By Tribune. Around 47 people have so far tested positive for the disease.

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One person each died at the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack and the Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR) in Burla, said a health official.

Officials said steps have also been taken for purchase of necessary equipment, ventilators and other gadgets for proper functioning of special wards for treatment of swine flu patients.

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