Woman succumbs to swine flu in Amritsar, family blames doctors for negligence

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Amritsar, Jan 28 (ANI): Swine flu claimed another life in Amritsar city of Punjab. The victim was a 50-year-old woman who succumbed to the deadly virus soon after she was brought to a government hospital for treatment. Victim’s Son Surdeep Singh further claimed that after an hour of his mother’s death the doctors told them the reports showed her positive for the deadly virus and the hospital did not have the requisite measures in place as claimed by the government. However, Civil Surgeon Doctor Ajeet Bhalla refuted these allegations and said the patient was given proper care. Swine flu is caused by H1N1 virus. H1N1 symptoms are similar to those produced by other influenza viruses – fever, cough, sore throat, body aches and respiratory problems. With the number of swine flu cases rising in India, doctors have advised people to avoid crowded places.

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