Death toll in Gujarat reaches 288 due to outbreak of swine flu
 Source : NewsBharati  Date : 23-Aug-2017

Gandhinagar, August 23: An outbreak of swine flu or the H1N1 virus in Gujarat since January 2017 has brought the disastrous result in the state as the death toll has increased to 288 while 1,877 H1N1-infected people are being treated in hospitals across the state.

 

According to the health bulletin issued by the state government on Tuesday evening stated that death toll due to swine flu or the H1N1 virus has reached to 288, as eight more deaths were reported on Tuesday. At present, 1,877 H1N1-infected people are being treated in hospitals across the state.

The health bulletin also noted that 193 new cases were registered. “Two deaths were reported in Ahmedabad city, one each in Vadodara city, Surat city, Rajkot city, Surat district, Anand district and Kutch district,” the bulletin added. Out of 1,877 H1N1-infected people, 22 are on a ventilator, while eight others died in the last 24 hours, the bulletin said.

Meanwhile, the Central government’s three-member team of experts visited Gujarat to take stock of the situation. The three member team met Gujarat Health Minister Shankar Chaudhary and health department officials before visiting the civil hospital as well as private hospitals to provide guidance to doctors, staff members as well as patients about the treatment of swine flu.

Importantly, the urban areas of Ahmedabad, Vadodara and Surat were among the worst-affected areas. Earlier, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani visited New Civil Hospital of Surat to personally review the preparedness to check Swine Flu epidemic. CM Rupani inspected the isolation ward prepared for Swine Flu patients and asked doctors to provide best possible treatment.