H1N1 virus claims life of a 66-year-old doctor in Rajasthan, taking the death toll due to swine flu to four since August 31.
R. P. Modi of Bikaner died on Wednesday in the ICU of the private hospital, an official of the State medical department said on Thursday.
Nine persons have tested positive for H1N1 in various hospitals, he said.
A task force meeting headed by Joint Secretary of Medical Education S P Singh was held on seasonal diseases including swine flu, malaria and dengue here.
All government hospitals have been directed to keep strict vigilance on the seasonal diseases and provide treatment and diagnosis to patients as per the previous norms of the state government, the official said.
Three persons, including two women died of swine flu, while seven were found to be H1N1 positive in a fresh spell of the virus in parts of Rajasthan.
Since January 1, as many as 439 people have died of swine flu in the State, which included 88 deaths in Jaipur; 48 in Ajmer; 33 in Jodhpur; 31 in Nagaur; 23 in Barmer; 22 in Kota; 15 in Udaipur; 14 in Chittorgarh; 13 each in Sikar, Bhilwara and Tonk; 12 in Pali; 11 in Jhunjhunu; 10 in Churu and remaining in other parts of Rajasthan.