28 swine flu deaths at SKIMS this season so far: Jammu and Kashmir government

Srinagar, Publish Date: Feb 5 2018

Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday said that 28 deaths have taken place in Kashmir’s tertiary care hospital, Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences Soura due to swine flu this season so far.

The State Health Minister Bali Baghat informed the assembly: “ 28 Swine Flu deaths reported at SKIMS Soura so far”.

He said 137 cases were registered in the institute out of which 107 were discharged and two patients are still admitted and being treated by the doctors.

The Health Minister said that as a preventive measure, isolation wards have been established in the Government Medical College, Jammu and Srinagar and have been equipped with central oxygen, air suction supply and ventilator.

He said separate trained staff is also deployed round the clock and that Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) are provided to all the healthcare workers who are at the risk of exposure.

He further informed that the services of Electronic/Print media are used to issue advisory and create awareness among the general public about the disease.

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