By Rup Narayan Dhakal : Pokhara- At least 10 persons were died of Swine Flu so far in Nepal, media reports conform. Also called the H1N1 influenza, Swine Flu has claimed three lives alone in touristy town Pokhara and surroundings.
The recent death toll came out in Jhapa district of Nepal. According to Nagarik daily, Anita Devi Mittal, 37 from Birtamod Municipality- 4 and Manisha Agrawal, 47 from Birtamod- 1 died of H1N1 influenza, confirmed District Helath Office Jhapa.
Similarly, as per other recent report, Man Bahadur Chidi, 74 from Mathagadhi Rural Municipality- 3 also was killed by the H1N1. He took his final breath in Bayoda Hospital at Kalanki, Kathmandu, informed District Health Office Palpa information Officer Madhav Gnywali. According to state run news agency RSS, Other four persons were also died of unknown disease in Palpa.
Besides that, few days ago, the H1N1 had claimed 4 lives- from Syangja, Lalitpur and Nawalparasi and Kathmandu each. Three patients from Kaski who lost their lives from H1N1 were first admitted in Gandaki Medical College but later they were referred to Kathmandu. Two lost their lives in Grande International Hospital while other one in Green City Hospital.
Following the outbreak of H1N1 virus in Nepal, the schools were closed for a week in Waling and Bhirkot area of Syangja District. Khum Prakash Aryal, 49, of Waling was died of H1N1 in the course of treatment at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital in Kathmandu.
However 10 of the six cases of death were confirmed by the Epidemiology and Disease Control Division of Department of Health Services. According to AFP report, some 833 persons were died of H1N1 influenza in India so far this year.