THENI: A two-year-old boy died of swine flu in Madurai on Saturday despite having been treated in different hospitals.
A source said the victim Jeeva Kishore, son of Saravanakumar, belonging to Bodi, fell ill on July 13 and was taken to a nearby private hospital where he underwent treatment for a few days. Then, he was shifted to a private hospital in Theni.
As there was no improvement in the health condition of the child, his parents admitted him to a private hospital in Madurai on July 18.
But instead of improving, the child’s condition turned critical on July 25. But the parents didn’t give up.
Hoping against hope, they took the boy to the government Rajaji hospital, Madurai. But to the astonishment of everybody, a team of doctors there declared him ‘brought dead.’
Follwoing the death of the two-year-old, doctors sent his blood sample for a micro- analysis test conducted in a private lab in Coimbatore recently. The medical report confirmed the boy had swine flu.
Following the receipt of the medical report, a medical team was deputed to Bodi to conduct a medical test on the family members and neighbours of the child to find out whether they too displayed symptoms of the same fever.