28 swine flu deaths in SKIMS reported last year, says govt


Jammu: The government on Monday said 28 patients died of swine flu last year in Kashmir’s premier health institute — Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS).

Replying to a question in the Assembly, Bali Bhagat, the state health minister, said out of 137 cases of swine flu registered at SKIMS last year, 28 patients have died, 107 were discharged and two are currently admitted in the hospital for treatment.

Moreover, separate isolation wards have been established in the government medical colleges in Jammu and Srinagar, where trained staff are deployed round the clock, Bhagat added. (PTI)

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