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16 die of swine flu in HP, 113 new cases surfaced

16 die of swine flu in HP, 113 new cases surfaced

Shimla, Feb 5 (UNI) With two more patients succumbing to the deadly H1N1 influenza in Himachal Pradesh, the toll in the state mounted to 16.

Two swine flu patients died at IGMC on Monday night and 113 cases have surfaced.

The two deceased include a nonagenarian who was suffering from cardiac ailments while other was a diabetic.

After Question hour in the Assembly, Health Minister Vipin Parmar on Tuesday said Kangra and Shimla districts recorded 36 and 33 cases respectively.

Twenty H1N1 patients are hospitalised at IGMC and eight at Dr Rajnder Prasad Medical College, Tanda.

The state had recorded only two deaths due to swine flu in 2018, 15 in 2017, five in 2016 and seven in 2015.

Out of that out of total 113 H1N1 cases, 36 were detected in Kangra and 33 in Shimla, 11 in Bilaspur, eight in Mandi, six in Solan five each in Chamba and Hamirpur, two in Una and one in Kullu.

He said that government is providing free of cost treatment to swine flue patients at IGMC, Tanda Medical college and Central Research Kendra in Kasouli.

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