Lucknow, Aug 22: Swine flu has claimed the life of a retired doctor here, an official said Wednesday. Dr S.B. Singh, a physiotherapist who had retired from the King George’s Medical College (KGMC), was admitted to hospital with high grade fever and cough a few days back and succumbed Tuesday.
Dr R.K. Mishra, director of the private hospital, told IANS that blood samples of Dr Singh, 65, were sent to a private pathology lab last week. It was found that the retired doctor had been infected with swine flu virus. He was administered tamiflu, but could not be saved and died of respiratory failure.
Chief Medical officer (CMO) Lucknow Dr S.N. Yadav said the department was waiting for the final test report from the Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGI).
The state health department has, meanwhile, advised hospitals to be alert about symptoms of swine flu in admitted patients.