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Swine Flu in Rajasthan: 60 new cases reported, total number now over 1200

The state government has reportedly cancelled all leaves of medical and paramedical staff. Health department claims that the state had adequate arrangements for medicines.

According to reports, 60 additional Swine flu cases have been registered on Sunday, in Rajasthan. This takes the total tally of positive cases registered in the state to 1233 so far.

19 out of the 60 positive cases have been registered in the capital city of Jaipur. With 10 cases registered, Udaipur recorded the second highest number of people suffering from Swine flu. Three people each in Bhilwara and Pratapgarh and two each in Ajmer and Bharatpur were also found swine flu positive.

A resident of Bikaner died due to swine flu on Sunday, taking the death toll in Rajasthan to 49 this year. Recently two people had died in Jodhpur and Udaipur each while one death occurred in Barmer.

In the last thirteen months, the death count in Rajasthan, due to Swine flu has risen to 200. Two doctors of Sawai Man Singh (SMS) Hospital have also been tested positive for swine flu this year.

The dreaded swine flu virus had claimed almost 90 lives in Maharashtra last year. According to statistics sourced from the directorate of health services, a total of 88 deaths due to swine flu have been reported from January to 25th September 2018.

Despite several high-level meetings, including those where the Cheif minister and Health minister have also been present, the situation still remains serious in Rajasthan.

The state government has issued a high alert. Leaves of doctors and paramedical staff in the state stand cancelled. The state government is claiming to have made the required arrangements for procuring swine flu medicines.

BJP President, Amit Shah had also been recently admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi (AIIMS) after being diagnosed with Swine flu. He was discharged on January 20.

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