11 New Cases of Swine Flu reported in Lucknow

Lucknow: Eleven more persons have been tested positive for swine flu, taking the total figure of those infected by the H1N1 virus to 113 in the state capital.

"11 new patients have been admitted in different hospitals and have tested positive for H1N1 virus in the state capital since yesterday," Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Dr SNS Yadav said.

"With this, a total of 113 swine flu patients have been found in Lucknow so far. They are being treated in different hospitals of the city," he said.

Altogether, three persons including Swatantra Saksena, working in Merchant Navy; a retired Army officer and the wife of a retired jawan have succumbed to the virus in Lucknow.

With the rising patients and deaths due to swine flu, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has directed medical institutions including  SGPGI, KGMU and other medical colleges of the state to provide free and prompt treatment to virus infected patients.

The CM has also directed that availability of medicines should be ensured in government hospitals.

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