HYDERABAD: With each passing day, more number of swine flu cases are coming to light in the city. Even as a 17-month-old infant is undergoing treatment for the dreaded H1N1 virus, a pregnant woman, who was admitted to the Gandhi Hospital on December 24, it turns out, has also tested positive for the same.
The woman, aged around 25, is learnt to be a resident of ECIL. And, giving more jitters to the citizens, the condition of a 53-year-old man from Ranga Reddy district, who was diagnosed with swine flu, remained critical Sunday. The Gandhi hospital sources said he has been kept on a ventilator.
It may be recalled that on Saturday alone, as many as six patients, including the infant and the 53-year-old, from different parts of the State, had tested positive for the virus. The little boy from Secunderabad was shifted from a private hospital in Secunderabad to the Gandhi Hospital at 10 p.m on Saturday. The patients are being treated at the swine flu isolation ward in the hospital. “The boy’s condition is stable,” said Dr J Venkateswara Rao, head of Pediatrics Department, Gandhi Hospital. Health officials said they could not determine how the baby had contracted the infection.