Six women died of swine flu influenza in Madurai
Three women, two from Madurai and one from Andipatti, succumbed to the disease at the Madurai Government Rajaji hospital Friday, officials said. Two deaths have been reported from Coimbatore and one from Namakkal district, according to hospital sources.
A 38-year-old woman from Sulur on the outskirts was suffering from fever and undergoing treatment. As her condition appeared to be serious, relatives took her to the nearby primary health centre and to a private hospital in the city.
She was diagnosed with H1N1 and referred to the Coimbatore government hospital. However, she died on the way to hospital past midnight Thursday, sources said. Similarly, a 28-year old woman was undergoing treatment for fever in a private hospital here for the last few days, where she tested positive for swine flu. She was later admitted to the government hospital where she died in the early hours Friday, they said. A 55-year old woman, hailing from Atthanur in Namakkal district, died of swine flu at Salem government hospital in the morning, the sources added.
(With inputs from agencies.)