The head constable of Chandigarh Police, Jasbir Singh (56) succumbed to death at Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, yesterday due to swine flu. He was inflicted by the H1N1 virus and was suffering from both hypertension and diabetes. This Chandigarh- based cop was a resident of the Police Lines, Sector 26 and was diagnosed late as a swine flu victim in its last stage.
A Chandigarh police head constable died from swine flu
The swine flu victim, Jasbir Singh’s health condition had deteriorated last weekend and he was rushed to the Government Multi Specialty Hospital (GMSH), Sector 16, Chandigarh. The doctors there gave him some medication and permitted him to go home. Later his condition worsened and was taken to GMSH-16, Chandigarh after which he was shifted to GMCH-32. The family complains that the doctors at Chandigarh GMCH-32 didn’t examine Jasbir Singh more than 45 minutes and he died.
A total number of H1N1 death cases in Chandigarh
With Jasbir Singh’s death, the total death toll of Chandigarh due to swine flu (H1N1) has risen to three till date. Swine flu is a viral disease that first inflicted Chandigarh this season last month. Shyam Verma belonging to Chandigarh region was the first case of swine flu that was reported on July 14. He who was a 42-year-old man, died in Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER). The second case of a H1N1 infected patient was reported on June 25, where a Maloya based 60-year-old woman breathed her last at GMCH-32.
Word of caution against Swine Flu in Chandigarh
It is advisable to keep away from mass gatherings if you are suffering from fever/ sore throat/ difficulty in breathing. Consult a doctor, personal hygiene and take good diet. Cover your nose, mouth and maintain distance from the already infected patient of swine flu (H1N1). Do not take the symptoms of
common cold and persistent high fever lightly. Chandigarh’s GMCH-32 and PGIMER, has a dedicated isolated wards for the patients infected with H1N1 virus and a highly trained team of medical officers to treat the swine flu patients.
Chandigarh UT administration urges its citizens to stay alert and aware others about the H1N1 virus of the swine flu.