Despite a drop in the number of H1N1 (Swine Flu) cases, the high mortality rate has left doctors and experts worried. Till now, three people have succumbed to the infection while six others have been found Swine Flu positive. Moreover, the deadly disease is taking doctors in its grip making the situation worse. The bacteria are flourishing in the conducive environment of Nagpur where they are multiplying and thus triggering an increase in number of positive patients.
In an alarming development, one more doctor was detected swine flu positive on Thursday just two days after a patient was found positive. At present, the doctor is working in Lata Mangeshkar Hospital, Wanadongri in the outskirts of city. From January 2014 till September 4, two patients have died of Swine Flu and total six more patients found positive.
On Thursday, samples of two suspected Swine Flu patients were sent to Mayo Hospital for the test. The report of the 28-year old doctor of Lata Mangeshkar Hospital was found positive. A 38-year old patient from Vihirgaon was admitted in the Swine Flu ward after his positive report. Currently two positive patients are being treated in Swine Flu Ward. Two patients died between January, 1, 2014 and September 4, 2014 including Smita Awle (33), resident of Nandanwan, Nagpur and Shushma Mishra (38), resident of Parshioni. A doctor, who was working in Primary Health Centre in Tiroda died of Swine Flu in a private hospital in Nagpur.