Tamil Nadu on alert as two die of swine flu in Tiruchy 

A seven-year-old girl from Pudukottai and a 21-year-old female succumbed to swine flu at the Tiruchy government hospital.

Published: 26th January 2017 04:46 AM  |   Last Updated: 26th January 2017 04:46 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

TIRUCHY: A seven-year-old girl from Pudukottai and a 21-year-old female succumbed to swine flu at the Tiruchy government hospital on Tuesday while another 11- the month-old male infant is at the isolation ward of the hospital with symptoms of swine flu.

According to sources at the GH, a total of three cases were treated at the hospital in which two of them were brought with an advanced stage of swine flu. P Priyadarshini, 21, of Subramaniapuram in Tiruchy was brought to the Tiruchy GH on Monday after several levels of treatment in various hospitals in the city.

However, the doctors at the MGMGH treated her by admitting her in the isolation ward. The doctors who tried their best to rescue her but their efforts went in vain and she died on Tuesday morning.

In another incident  Janani, 7, from  Sayampatti taluk, Arimalam village was brought for treatment at the GH. However, she also succumbed on Tuesday night.

The doctors lamented that in both the cases the patients were brought in the last moment. Sources said that only one patient an 11-month old baby Vishwa from Tihruverumbur is at the hospital and is being treated in isolation.

The health authorities at Pudukottai and Tiruchy have begun evaluating on the prevention of the swine flu cases due to two fatal cases. The city corporation a few months ago began a drive for dengue and swine flu cases to avoid such untoward incidents.

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