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Swine flu claims three more lives

Three persons have died of complications from swine flu at Gandhi Hospital taking the overall death toll to 29 in Telangana between December and January.

Officials said that at Gandhi Hospital, a woman (36) from Ghatkesar, 54-year-old male from Miryalguda, Nalgonda and another 40-year-old man from Champapet in Hyderabad died due to swine flu. While this being the case, the health officials have continued to maintain that the swine flu death toll at 25.

‘Not so alarming’

NIMS Director, Dr. L. Narendranath said that the Telangana government was fully equipped and could handle situations that were twice or thrice more alarming than the present outbreak of the flu.

However, he said that “thanks to the media”, people had become so preoccupied with it that they thought the situation was really alarming and categorically stated that the situation was “not so alarming” as made out by the media.

Of the 1,156 samples tested since January 1, 414 had tested positive he said.