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NEW DELHI: Government hospitals in the Capital have been instructed to heighten their watch for HINI cases after a four-month-old child from Ghaziabad died here this past week testing positive for swine flu.
“For nearly four months the city reported no cases of swine flu. Delhi hospitals are, however, prepared to take in swine flu cases as we have designated wards, beds and trained medical staff. Even when we were getting many cases of swine flu from the city, the situation was very much under control and occurrence of some sporadic cases after some interval doesn't have us unduly worried,'' said Delhi's Principal Secretary (Health) J. P. Singh, adding that the hospitals have been “asked to keep a close watch on the situation''.
Director Health Services Dr. S. Bhattacharjee said: “We have one confirmed case of HINI death of a child in Chacha Nehru Bal Chikitsalaya in the city and the case is from outside the Capital. The child was brought to the hospital after it developed some complications and subsequently died. As for reports about the second case at Hindu Rao Hospital, we are yet to get any conformation from the hospital.”
He said that besides tackling swine flu, the city was gearing up to ensure that cases of dengue and malaria remain limited with the Delhi Government having already asked the Municipal Corporation of Delhi and the New Delhi Municipal Council to start taking measures to ensure that cases remain under control.
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