Seasonal influenza claims another life

MULTAN: Another patient who was tested positive for seasonal influenza died at the Nishtar hospital here on Friday.

An official source told reporter that Hameed,43, hailing from Multan, was admitted to the health facility from where he was shifted to the ICU in a critical condition.

Today, he died at the ICU, he said and added that the death toll rose to 15 with Hameed’s demise.

Dr Irfan informed two confirmed patients of seasonal influenza had been discharged on completion of treatment from the Nishtar today named Amir,32, and Tanvir,38.

As many as seven suspected seasonal influenza patients have visited Nishtar hospital on Thursday, he said and added that 25 patients were still admitted at the health facility.

He informed that 13 out of 25 had been tested positive for the disease while clinical reports of five patients were still awaited.

A total of three patients were admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) while 22 were under treatment at isolation ward, the source maintained.

A total of four patients were tested negative for flu, he stated.

About special arrangements made for seasonal influenza cases, he said that exactly 40 beds had been allocated for patients at the isolation ward while four at the ICU with ventilators.