A doctor serving at the department of Internal medicine at PGI Chandigarh has tested positive for swine flu. This is the second confirmed case of this deadly swine flu virus in Chandigarh during the start of year 2015. Earlier a resident from sector 40 had tested positive for swine flu and was admitted at Government Hospital, Sector 16.
It is assumed that the PGI doctor might have been infected with the H1N1 virus (Swine Flu) while examining a patient. Patients from many parts of Punjab, Haryana and other areas come to PGI Chandigarh for diagnosis and treatment. However, the doctor has now been quarantined at his residence.
In another case of swine flu at Chandigarh, a patient from sector 27 walked in Govt hospital with flu like symptoms and has been admitted in the special isolated ward. The throat sample of the patient has been sent for diagnosis.
Last year also, 3 confirmed swine flu cases were reported in Chandigarh. Fortunately, there was no loss of life due to this disease. In year 2014-15, Chandigarh has already seen 2 conformed cases of swine flu. Swine flu can be treated. There is a medicine named TamilFlu which can kill the H1N1 virus. Chandigarh Administration is fully stocked with this medicine and is well prepared to tackle the situation.
If you have any of the symptoms listed above, you should see a doctor. All private clinics have been advised to refer the patient to Govt. hospital Sector 16, Sector 32 or to PGI. All of these 3 hospitals have special screening centres and isolated wards have been set up. Tamil Flu medicine is available free of cost at all of these 3 hospitals.