H1N1: Congress leader succumbs
A Congress leader in Ratlam district on Sunday died of swine flu at a private hospital here. Mukesh Jain (43), hailing from Namli area in Raltam district, was admitted to the hospital in a serious condition on February 18. Two days back, he had tested positive for the H1N1 viral infection to which he succumbed this morning, Dr Manish Jain of the hospital told a news agency. Mukesh was the spokesman of Ratlam district Congress committee. Since January 1 this year, 200 people tested positive for swine flu in Indore district out of which 60 have succumbed to the virus so far, said Dr Sanjay Dixit, head of the community health department at state run Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College here.