DHARMAPURI: A suspected A(H1N1) swine flu case has been reported at the Government Dharmapuri Medical College Hospital (GDMCH) here on Wednesday and the samples of the patient have been sent for tests to the Kings Institute in Chennai.
Sources said that Selvaraj (47), a resident of Sundeakuppam village in the Krishnagiri district, was admitted to a private hospital in Krishnagiri on November as he was running temperature, cough and respiratory problems for the past two weeks. Subsequently, he was referred to a private hospital in Coimbatore. As Selvaraj failed to respond to the treatment at the Coimbatore hospital too, he was discharged.
Since the fever did not subside, he visited a private hospital in Salem from where he was referred to GDMCH.
When contacted, Narayana Babu, Dean (In-Charge), GDMCH, told, “The patient continues to have fever and his blood samples have been taken adn sent to Kings institute Chennai for tests. So, we are awaiting the results of the tests.”
Meanwhile, a medical team was sent to the Sundeakuppam village in Krishnagiri district, he native place of Selvaraj, to check if more persons were suffering from fever and to find the cause and type of illness.