Man dies of swine flu, first H1N1 death in UP
A 31-year-old man died of swine flu, the first H1N1 fatality reported in Uttar Pradesh this year. Mohd Atif Beg of Lakhimpur Kheri succumbed to H1N1 virus, which he had contracted in Dubai, where he worked in a company. He was sent back to India on Sept 4 and three days later he was rushed to Lucknow, where he tested positive for swine flu.
Chief Medical Officer says Beg should have been quarantined
Beg was kept under treatment but his condition deteriorated, Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Kheri, Dr. Manoj Agrawal said, adding that he died at KGMU hospital in Lucknow yesterday. The CMO said that after Beg had tested positive for the H1N1 virus in Lucknow at a private clinic, he should have been quarantined, but he came to his residence in Lakhimpur Kheri.
People, who came in Beg's contact, administered anti-swine flu medicines
"Here too, the family members continued his treatment at private clinics without intimating the district hospital," Agrawal said, adding Beg was sent to Lucknow for treatment only on Sept 7. Agrawal said all the 21 people who came into contact with Beg have been administered anti-swine flu medicines. "Moreover, a health department team visited the locality thrice to take all preventive measures," he said.
Agrawal advised people to consult district hospital over fever, cold
Agrawal asked people not to panic and advised them to consult district hospital in case of high fever and cold. The situation was being closely monitored, he said, adding that no swine flu case was reported in Lakhimpur Kheri in the last two years.