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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

India : H1N1 patient open to visits, no check on contacts

Via Express India :

" Mumbai: An H1N1 patient was moved out of the ICU of Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital in Sion on Monday and kept in a room easily accessible to any visitor. She spent all day in the room in ward 20, where her husband visited her without protection, before the BMC finally had her shifted back to ICU.

The BMC has made no efforts yet to check how many people the woman, and another H1N1 patient who had died two days earlier, had come in contact with. The families have been given Tamiflu tablets but the hospital hasn’t checked if they are taking them; in fact, one isn’t.
Kamrunisha Quereshi, 19, is pregnant, as were the two women who have died of H1N1 in the city this year.

Aashia Qasim Sheikh, 25, died at the hospital’s ICU on Saturday of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS), a complication commonly resulting from swine flu. Her baby could not be saved. Ten days ago, Naziya Admane, 27, had died at the same hospital, after delivering healthy twins. "

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