Wednesday, April 11, 2012

India Swine flu death: Hospitals on alert

AHMEDABAD: After the death of Sarkhej resident Yasminbanu Iqbal Hussain (57) due to swine flu on Sunday, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) officials have issued guidelines to all the hospitals in city. The corporation hospitals and even the corporate hospitals have been asked to have an isolation ward along with round the clock trained staff.

Yasminbanu succumbed to swine flu at V S Hospital on Sunday. This is the first death due to H1N1 virus in the city in the current year. Yasminbanu was admitted to the hospital on April 6. AMC health officials said eight persons who had come in direct contact with Yasminbanu have been put in isolation and are being administered prophylaxis treatment for the dreaded virus. The AMC has also begun a survey of 201 houses in the area where Yasminbanu was staying.

AMC has issued guidelines also along with the warning. AMC officials said patients having mild fever with cough/sore throat with or without body ache, diarrhea and vomiting will be categorized as A category patients. Read More