Another patient was tested positive of swine flu (H1N1 virus) which has created immense panic in Indore. With the increasing number of patients testing in as positive in this month only, four out of six detected have faced death.

On Monday, a 53-year-old man from Chennai suffered death due to complications from swine flu. As the doctor reports of Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital state, the man, P. Sreenivasan, who was a resident of Mannady, had previously been admitted to a private hospital in the city.

On Friday, he arrived at GH. A senior doctor said that he was in a critical condition when he came in, with pneumonia. They detected him with Tamiflu and began the treatment accordingly, but still he died due to respiratory failure around 5.30 pm on Monday.

Referring the sources, the health department earlier didn’t have any separate budget for the purpose. The Divisional Commissioner ordered that different banners and posters must be cast in the city but the department does not have sufficient budget for the same.

One of the health officials said that they will ask for help from the private companies to help advertise the cause for them or will try to take out budget from other schemes to fulfill the same.

But with such an alarming situation at hand, the state government finally declared swine flu under the government-sponsored health insurance programme which encompasses of free treatment across all private corporate hospitals.

The state government had also appealed to the Centre for arranging medicines and diagnostic kits along with medical experts on the treatment team. To make sure that all possible support should join hands together and tackle this grave medical emergency, Union labour minister Bandaru Dattatreya held a meeting with the Union health minister Jagat Prakash Nadda to discuss over the matter.

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