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Three fresh cases of swine flu reported in Capital

Three fresh cases of swine flu were reported in the national capital on Wednesday, taking the number of cases reported this year to 38, according to health official.

“The affected include a 30-year-old man from Krishna Nagar, and two women aged 46 and 52 respectively from Paschim Puri and New Delhi areas, respectively,” Charan Singh, an officer at the Delhi health department.

According to the health department, the total number of swine flu cases in December has now risen to 12. On Tuesday, a report said two 33-year-old women and a five-year-old boy were also affected.
The official said the man and the 52-year-old women were undergoing treatment at their homes, the 46-year-old woman was admitted to a government hospital.

This month, the first death from swine flu was recorded when a 51-year-old woman died due to flu on December 26 at Sir Ganga Ram hospital here.

While the swine flu has gripped the city, hospitals are gearing up to deal with onset of flu.

“We have a functional isolation ward from last three months. Our team of doctors and nurses are prepared to deal with cases of flu. All standard precautions have taken,” said

Sidharth Ramji, medical superintendent at Lok Nayak Hospital.

“We will have isolation ward for patients suffering from swine flu. We will also organise our teams of doctors for same. After two weeks, the team of doctors would be rotated.

“As precautionary measures, even doctors and nurses would be asked to take Tamiflu,” said H K Kar, medical superintendent at Ram Manohar Lohia hospital.
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