New Delhi, February 20, 2013- Two more swine flu deaths were reported in the Capital on Tuesday, pushing the toll to 11 this year. The total number of cases rose to 510 with detection of three new cases on Tuesday.
Two women, 36 and 45, died at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital and Apollo Hospital respectively. The Delhi government said it is closely watching the preparedness of hospitals for treatment, availability of beds in isolation wards and in Intensive Care Units, stock and regular availability of medicines and management of diagnostic facilities. “The identified 17 government and five private hospitals for treatment as well as three government and five private diagnostic laboratories are effectively working round the clock to manage the cases,” said health minister A.K. Walia.
Doctors advise for maintaining high standard of personal hygiene to prevent the disease. “Mouth should be covered while sneezing or coughing. The hands should be properly washed. Simple precautions can keep the disease away,” said Walia.