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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

India : Second H1N1 death reported in Mohali

A report from Indian Express :

" Another swine flu death was reported at Fortis Hospital in Mohali on Tuesday. This was the second H1N1 death here in the past less than a month.

A resident of Mandi in Himachal Pradesh Jai Chand Thakur (55) died of H1N1, confirmed the Fortis Hospital spokesperson this evening. He was admitted to the hospital with swine flu symptoms on September 11 and was tested positive for the virus on September 14. “He was been under treatment in an isolated ward but today suddenly his condition deteriorated and he died,” informed the spokesperson.

On August 26, another H1N1 patient Gurmeet Singh (43), a resident of Sector 36, Chandigarh, had died at Fortis Hospital. Though Gurmeet tested positive for swine flu, but since he was suffering from other chronic diseases as well, he had died of cardiac arrest, the hospital had claimed."

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