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Six more persons succumbed to swine flu in Rajasthan

by RajasthanDirect
Mar 03, 2015

In the last 24 hours Six more persons succumbed to swine flu in different parts of Rajasthan, taking the toll due to the H1N1 virus in the state to 267 this year, The state government assured that there has been no negligence in treatment by either doctors or para- medical staff at government hospitals.

The BJP- led state government said that there has been no negligence or carelessness by either doctors or para- medical staff at government hospitals in treatment of patients suffering from swine flu, in a response to a question by the Opposition Congress in the state assembly,

Meanwhile, six more persons have succumbed to swine flu in the last 24 hours, raising the number of disease-related deaths to 267 in the state.

Out of these, 94 deaths were reported from rural parts of the state and 173 from the urban areas, Rajasthan Medical and Health Minister RS Rathore told the House while replying to a query.

Mr Rathore announced that all government hospitals will be providing free face masks to patients who have been tested positive for H1N1 virus in order to contain the spread of the disease.

Mr Rathore also said that “So far, 64 patients are still on ventilators and 73 have been discharged after their recovery” .

So far, out of the total 267 deaths, Jaipur has recorded the maximum with the toll rising to 54, followed by Ajmer 31, Jodhpur 29, Nagaur 25, Barmer 21, Kota 13, Pali 10, Sikar 9, Chittorgarh 8, Banswara, Churu, and Bhilwara six each, Duasa, Tonk, Jhunjhunu five each, and one to four at other places in the state. 

Src:- http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/6-more-die-of-swine-flu-in-rajasthan-government-says-no-negligence-743678

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