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‘28 swine flu deaths in SKIMS last year’

Government today said 28 patients died of swine flu last year in Kashmir’s premier health institute — Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), Soura.

Replying to a question in the Assembly, Health Minister Bali Bhagat said out of 137 cases of swine flu registered at SKIMS last year, 28 patients have died, 107 were discharged and two are currently admitted in the hospital for treatment.

Moreover, separate isolation wards have been established in the government medical colleges in Jammu and Srinagar, where trained staff are deployed round-the-clock, Bhagat added.

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