After Chandigarh recorded the first Swine Flu (H1N1) death case on July 21, the H1N1 virus has claimed one more life within four days in Chandigarh. The H1N1 virus has resulted in another death in Chandigarh that has spread panic among the city residents. Being the second death in Chandigarh due to Swine Flu within one week’s span has also alarmed the health authorities. Last week 6 cases were tested positive for Swine Flu and the number is increasing gradually. The first death of the season due to Swine Flu in Chandigarh was registered last week.
Another Swine Flu death in Chandigarh
The victim, 48-year-old Satish Kumar, was a resident of Sector 29, Chandigarh and hailed from Himachal Pradesh. Satish Kumar was suffering from fever and was rushed to the ESIC Model Hospital in Industrial Area, Chandigarh this morning. He was diagnosed with Swine Flu symptoms and was shifted to Eden Hospital today in the afternoon. Satish Kumar tested positive for Swine Flu and breathed his last at Eden Hospital, Chandigarh, in the evening today. Chandigarh, by far has recorded nine cases of Swine Flu, out of which two died of the H1N1 virus. The health department has now become vigilant to fight Swine Flu in Chandigarh in a big way.
Health Department’s efforts to fight Swine Flu
Alarmed after the first swine flu death, the Chandigarh health dept had launched a door-to-door survey in the city. The Chandigarh Health Dept (CHD) has formed 110 teams comprising two persons each. Apart from the teams, the CHD has also formed a 30-people special task force to spread awareness among the residents about the disease and how to prevent Swine Flu. The CHD will now have to intensify the drive against the deadly virus in Chandigarh. Besides issuing public advisories in the wake of the positive swine flu cases the authorities concerned are now more vigilant at public places and public gatherings.
Latest Swine flu case in Chandigarh
The latest Swine Flu case was registered yesterday when a five-year-old boy was tested positive of swine flu in Chandigarh. The boy was identified as son of a Doctor currently working with the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Sector 12, Chandigarh.