Swine flu toll climbs to six in Odisha

Odisha swine flu toll rises to six

Sources said that the number of persons affected by dengue and swine flu is also increasing, reported news agency IANS.

Cuttack: The deadly swine flu claimed yet another life at SCB Medical College and Hospital in Odisha's Cuttack today taking the toll in the disease in the state this year to 9.


The deceased has been identified as Harihar Mallick from Basudevpur area in Bhadrak district who died today morning while was undergoing treatment at the Central ICU of the hospital.

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. There is no dearth of medicines and vaccines for swine flu in Delhi. The BEO had first contracted symptoms of swine flu last week and was admitted to a private medical facility before being taken to Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital on Thursday. Two doctors have also tested positive for the H1N1 virus prompting the authorities to start a vaccination drive in government-run hospitals. "Isolation wards have been created in all the district hospitals in the state to tackle the situation", he said adding that, the guidelines issued by the Centre had been forwarded to the authorities concerned in the districts.

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