Sources said that the number of persons affected by dengue and swine flu is also increasing, reported news agency IANS. They held a review meeting with the district collector and administrative officials. The woman from Nani Ghansari village of Keshod was admitted to the hospital on August 7.
A person undergoing treatment at SCB Medical College and Hospital here for swine flu succumbed to the disease late last night, informed swine flu nodal officer of the hospital.
So far, 84 patients have tested positive for the disease in the state, with 13 cases reported on Thursday.
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Earlier, two doctors were tested positive for the virus.
"We will also provide medicines for swine flu to private hospitals free of cost".
Similarly, two persons died of swine flu during treatment at SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack on Friday. "The government has also chose to make tamiflu medicine available without prescription in the general medical stores by putting it in a common medicine list", Parmar told reporters after the meeting.
Ten beds in hospitals with a capacity of more than 300 beds, five beds in hospitals with 100 to 300 beds and two beds in hospitals having 50 beds, have been reserved for the patients of swine flu, Sahu said.