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Friday, June 25, 2010

India : Swine flu kills 3 city women, late treatment is blamed

Via Times of India :

" MUMBAI: The city registered three more deaths on Thursday, all women, due to swine flu. Worryingly, the deaths have brought to the fore the fact that city hospitals have learnt little from last year’s pandemic given that two of these patients got the anti-viral drug Tamiflu much later.

One of the deceased from Andheri, who was six months pregnant, got Tamiflu at least four to six days after visiting two hospitals. She died at Vile Parle’s Babasaheb Gawde Hospital on Tuesday after being treated at the ICU of the hospital since June 17. The hospital’s assistant medical director Dr Supriya Malshe said that the patient was put on Tamiflu as soon as she was suspected of swine flu—a full two days after her admission."

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