One dies in Imphal East, swine flu suspected
One suspected swine flu (H1N1) death has been reported at a private hospital here on Monday.
The patient, hailing from Imphal East, suffered from symptoms similar to that of pandemic swine flu, officials said.
The patient died at Rajmedicity, North AOC around 9 am. The suspected deadly swine flu patient admitted to the hospital on July 21.
Officials said the patient had been put on ventilator support in the isolation ward of the hospital where his condition deteriorated.
The death came amidst result of the swab sample of the patient sent for test was awaited.
On July 15, Health Minister L Jayentakumar Singh officially confirmed that a 45-year-old man in the state tested positive for swine flu following which an alert was issued in the state.
Following detection of a swine flu positive case, Isolation wards were kept at Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) and Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS) in Imphal for treatment of swine flu if there is an outbreak.
Manipur has also been witnessing increasing number of cases of epidemic dengue and Japanese Encephalitis this summer. Churachandpur district has been the worst affected by dengue and JE outbreak. The Health Department has taken up various measures to check the outbreak.
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