CUTTACK:With one more swine flu patient admitted to the special isolation ward of SCB Medical College and Hospital (SCBMCH) here on Sunday, the number of H1N1 patients undergoing treatment in the medical has gone up to 16, five from the Silver City alone.
The patient is a resident of Madhupatna in Cuttack. Earlier, four persons from CDA, Madhupatna, Sikharpur and Mangalabag were admitted to SCBMCH.Of the 16 patients, the condition of 10 in the special isolation ward is stated to stable while that of six others, who are undergoing treatment in the old isolation ward, is critical. One of them is on ventilator, hospital sources said.
Meanwhile, of the seven swabs examined at Regional Medical Research Centre (RMRC) of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), three have tested positive for H1N1, informed SCBMCH Swine Flu Nodal Officer, Prof Manoranjan Patnaik, on Sunday.