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One case of H1N1 diagnosed in Tiruvallur, many more hospitalised

  • One case of H1N1 diagnosed in Tiruvallur, many more hospitalised
    Summary: A child from Erikarai, Pudu Gummidipoondi, who was hospitalised, has been found to have H1N1 (swine flu) said Director of Public Health K. Kolandaisamy. All the admitted patients were stable and were in isolation wards at the hospital, said deputy director of health services, Tiruvallur, J. Prabakaran. In a statement, he said that the Gummidipoondi government hospital did not have the required number of doctors. On Wednesday, more residents from the village were admitted to hospitals, taking the total number of admissions to 23. Many people from the village, which saw the deaths of three residents on Monday and Tuesday, are suffering from respiratory infections.

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    A child from Erikarai, Pudu Gummidipoondi, who was hospitalised, has been found to have H1N1 (swine flu) said Director of Public Health K. Kolandaisamy. Results for the others were not out yet, he said. On Wednesday, more residents from the village were admitted to hospitals, taking the total number of admissions to 23. Of these, 13 children are at the Institute of Child Health, Egmore, while six adults and four children are at the Government Stanley Hospital. Many people from the village, which saw the deaths of three residents on Monday and Tuesday, are suffering from respiratory infections. All the admitted patients were stable and were in isolation wards at the hospital, said deputy director of health services, Tiruvallur, J.

    Prabakaran. “Two of them are on oxygen support but stable,” he said. “All the patients are being treated for viral pneumonia and secondary bacterial infections,” said Dr. Kolandaisamy. Meanwhile, control activities were on at the village, he said. The medical camp is functioning round the clock with a duty doctor and staff nurse. The families, who were staying at the community hall, were being given food including eggs, rice kanji and vegetables to combat any vitamin deficiencies they may have, as their nutritional status is poor, Dr.

    Source: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/chennai/One-case-of-H1N1-diagnosed-in-Tiruvallur-many-more-hospitalised/article17025122.ece


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