First swine flu death in Mandi district



Mandi: Mandi district reported its first case of swine flue death today with one Jai Chand, pradhan of Ner panchyat, breathing his last at Forties Hospital in Mohali, where he had been undergoing treatment after being referred from the local hospitals here.

He had been admitted to government hospital at Ratti near here about two weeks ago. Later, he was shifted to a local private hospital from where he was referred after two days to Forties where doctors diagnosed that he was suffering from swine flue. The local hospital here had been treating him for typhoid.

According to family members, he probably got the infection from three ‘sadhus’ who were camping in the village temple where Jai Chand often spent long hours.

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