Nagpur: The death of a young woman, who tested positive for H1N1 virus, at GMCH on Saturday, has put a huge question mark on the administration’s preparedness to fight swine flu. The hospital lacks necessary facilities to deal with swine flu cases, causing mental and physical harassment to patients’ relatives, who are forced to purchase necessary medicines and other stuff from outside.
In the past 10 days, swine flu has claimed the lives of about 10 persons in Government Medical College & Hospital (GMC&H). The relatives of one of the deceased patients have charged the authorities concerned of the hospital with negligence for the death of their near and dear ones. The relatives have alleged that everything from masks to medicines – has to be brought from outside and there is no provision for the same at the hospital.
The young woman, Vandana Soni (31), who was a resident of Bhande Plot, was admitted to the swine flu ward of GMCH on February 4. The following day, her report came positive. Vandana had problem in breathing. Hence, she was advised to wear a speed mask.
2 kids test positive
Kin allege inadequate provisions at GMCH On Sunday, five samples were sent for examination of swine flu, out of which three tested positive. These include two kids and a woman. It may be noted here that children and women are most vulnerable to catch the virus. A special ward has been created for the patients of swine flu at GMC&H. However, the facilities there are inadequate, allege relatives of patients.