Army Soldier, Doctor Die of Swine Flu

No fresh H1N1 case reported from valley

Srinagar:  An army soldier on Friday died of swine flu in Jammu Division of State while no fresh case of H1N1 was reported from Kashmir Valley, officials said here.

A local doctor, identified as Bhupinder Singh, who had been shifted for treatment to New Delhi after testing positive also passed away overnight.

As many as 182 people have so far tested positive for the swine flu virus in the Valley, but there have been no more fatalities, while another 30 have tested positive for the virus in the Jammu region. 

According to reports the deceased trooper identified as Havildar Dangar Bavan Danabhai, who was posted at Akhnoor-based Crossed Swords Division died of swine flu at the Military Hospital in Satwari in the division today.

The officials said the trooper was admitted in the hospital on February 14 after he tested positive for H1N1. Earlier, a Superintendent of Police (SP) in Jammu City also died after he was tested positive for H1N1.

Meanwhile, the officials of Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) said no fresh case of the H1N1 was reported in last 24 hours. So far, according to officials of the SKIMS, 181 people have been tested positive for H1N1 since October, 2014.

A spokesperson of the SKIMS said ten samples were taken today for testing H1N1. The official said 9 patients are currently admitted in isolation ward of the hospital while two were discharged.

“Received reagents/chemicals for testing 500 patients from NCDC, New Delhi arranged by Hon’ble Governor, J&K State,” the spokesperson of the SKIMS added. 

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