BHUBANESWAR: The Odisha government has earlier issued guidelines for hospitals to tackle swine flu. The Health and Family Welfare department also issued do’s and don’ts for the general public and increased the awareness drive to prevent the spread of influenza.
A report from Baripada said, the woman who died at the private hospital in Bhubaneswar hailed from Mayurbhanj district. The 36-year-old woman victim was the wife of an engineer working at the Baripada municipality.
A paediatrics doctor in Capital Hospital tested positive among 13 new cases of swine flu detected on Thursday. The total number of persons affected with the viral infection touched 84 in Odisha so far this year.
Earlier on August 6, the State government had directed government as well as privately-run hospitals to keep special ward ready to treat persons affected with the H1N1 virus.
The Public Health department had issued special advisory to 15 privately-run hospitals asking them to set up separate screening facility or isolation wards with ventilator support for H1N1 cases. The facility should be manned by trained staff with proper infection.