After claiming 27 lives, Influenza scare weans off

TNN Bureau. Updated: 3/19/2019 11:35:50 AM Front Page

A total of 27 persons, who were tested positive for Swine Flu infection, died since September last year when the winters approached the State, first in Kashmir valley.

Dr. S. M. Kadri, State Surveillance Officer, Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP), Directorate of Health Services, Kashmir, informed The News Now that as many as 23 persons have died of Swine Flu in Valley so far, out which 21 reportedly died at Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Soura while two at Shri Maharaja Hari Singh Hospital Srinagar, which is one of the Associated Hospitals of Government Medical College & Hospital Srinagar.

“According to the latest details provided by SKIMS Soura, 306 persons were tested positive in Kashmir since January this year and all of them have recovered after treatment and returned to their homes,” he added.

Meanwhile, according to official sources, only four persons died due to this influenza virus in Jammu region, out of which one died at DMC Ludhiana and he was taken by his family without any advice from the doctors. “The other three died of co-morbid conditions as they were suffering with acute respiratory problems and cancer etc,” they said, adding, “Nearly 15 people were tested positive in Jammu and all of them have reportedly recovered from the infection.”

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