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Panel to Monitor Swine Flu Cases at Gandhi Hospital

Published: 16th September 2015 05:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th September 2015 05:00 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: A committee to monitor swine flu cases in Gandhi hospital was formed which includes superintendent and deputy superintendent of the hospital. To avoid possible spread of H1N1 virus through air, space would be allotted for a separate out-patient wing.

From November last, scores of H1N1 suspects were admitted in the hospital, which was epicentre for flu treatment.Doctors at the hospital said that they were prepared to treat the infection, and its staff would be vaccinated to avoid contracting the flu. Deputy superintendent of the hospital Dr SV Masood said the hospital could treat 40 H1N1 patients at a time.

As on Tuesday, two patients, a 20-year-old, and 55-year-old women were being treated, and another 60-year-old man was admitted with suspicion of flu. From August, eight patients were admitted with the infection.

“The separate out-patient (OP) wing will help in segregating H1N1 suspects from those who visit the hospital with other ailments. Two isolation wards with 20 beds each are identified to accommodate the patients. We have required tablets, and syrups to treat the infection,” Masood said.

He added that the committee formed to monitor the infection includes professors from paediatrics, general medicine and gynaecology departments, superintendent  and deputy superintendent, and RMO.

8 More Test Positive for Swine Flu

Hyderabad: People of all age groups are contracting swine flu as a one-year-old girl, and a 71-year-old woman were among the eight people who were tested positive for the infection on Tuesday. With this, the total number of H1N1 patients jumped to to 50. One-year-old girl from Serilingampally who was admitted at a corporate hospital in Gachibowli, happens to be the youngest, who contracted the flu this season.

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