Swine flu killed first victim in Manipur

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Imphal: A woman has been died due to swine flu at a private hospital in Manipur on today morning.

Swine flu claimed its first victim in Manipur, with the death of a woman in the state.

The victim was first treated at the centrally-run Regional Institute of Medical Sciences but later she was shifted to a private hospital due to lack of medicine, ventilator and other facilities.

She was detected for swine flu on March 5 after fluid samples of three persons suspected to have been infected by the HINI virus were sent to Mumbai for testing, Principal Secretary Health Suresh Babu said.

The principal secretary Health said that all precautionary measures have been taken up to prevent spread of HINI virus in the state and necessary drugs have also been procured in sufficient quantity.