Nalgonda district Collector recovers, attends to normal work
KADAPA: The first swine flu death was recorded in Kadapa district on Tuesday with the death of a 40-year-old woman Fayazunnisa, 45, of Rajula Colony in Rayachoti town in Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences hospital here.
When Fayazunnisa went to a private nursing home in Kadapa on Sunday, Dr. P. Bali Reddy referred her to RIMS hospital, but her family members took her to Ruia Hospital at Tirupati, Director of RIMS Hospital P. Chandrasekhar said on Tuesday.
Doctors admitted her and took a swab from her throat, but the patient discreetly left the hospital around Sunday midnight, he said.
However, the health officials traced her and she was subsequently admitted to RIMS Hospital on Monday. As she was detected to be suffering from swine flu as well as pulmonary arterial hypertension, she was treated for both the ailments.
Fayazunnisa died on Tuesday morning, despite being given artificial respiration with a ventilator and performing emergency surgery, Dr. Chandrasekhar stated.
Meanwhile, two others – Raja Reddy of Veerapunayunipalle and Madhavi, a pregnant woman of Kadapa – were deduced to have been afflicted by swine flu and were undergoing treatment in Ruia hospital.
Nalgonda Staff Reporter writes: District Collector S. A. M. Rizwi resumed duties on Tuesday after completely recovering from swine flu. Minister for Information Technology K. Venkat Reddy and others called on the Collector on the occasion of Ramzan and extended festival greetings here on Monday night.
Meanwhile, the Collector received petitions from the public on their grievances and reviewed important files throughout the day in his chambers in the Collectorate on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, three persons of the district including a medico have been undergoing treatment for swine flu at different hospitals in Hyderabad.