Cuttack: The death toll due to dengue rose to 2 after another patient, Harihar Mallick (27) of Basudevpur in Bhadrak district died this morning while undergoing treatment at the Central ICU in the SCB Medical in Cuttack. In state there were 131 samples of najal-swab were tested and of them 24 tested positive.
The ministry said it was monitoring patients with flu symptoms, in cooperation with the Myanmar Medical Association and Myanmar General Practitioners Association. Numerous patients have come from places like Mumbai, Surat and Bengaluru. 9 samples of dengue and 3 samples of Chikungunya suspected patients were sent for testing. While most private hospitals sent samples to Delhi, it took long before the reports were received back. "There is nothing to panic on the increasing swine flu cases. We have reserved 1,000 beds in 19 government hospitals for such patients", Jain told the assembly while making a suo motu statement on swine flu and vector-borne diseases.
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Officials said steps have also been taken for purchase of necessary equipment, ventilators and other gadgets for proper functioning of special wards for treatment of swine flu patients.
In Yangon, 73 out of 256 hospital patients are found to be infected with H1N1 and the death toll reached seven. "I will get it confirmed", he said.