Mumbai's toll to swine flu has increased to 14 with the death of a 58-year-old Panvel resident in Bombay Hospital. The health department of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) reported that the patient had hypertension and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Dr. Mangala Gomare, epidemiology cell in-charge at BMC said, "She was transferred from a private hospital in Panvel to Bombay Hospital on February 14. She had heart disease, COPD and obesity, along with H1N1."
In the last two days, 63 have tested positive for the virus and 18 have been hospitalised while 45 of them are taking treatment from OPD. "All the H1N1 patients are stable," said Gomare.
BMC is conducting an audit of all swine flu deaths in the city to understand the disease pattern according to the state health ministry's instructions.
"We have prepared a proforma and sent it to the hospitals where the deaths have happened, so that we get detailed case reports of these patients," said Gomare.
She added that they would be able to analyse the disease pattern and mortality with a perspective after the audit. "In the audit, we will find out whether there were co-morbid conditions, what investigations were done, what treatment was given to the patient and analyse the death cases accordingly. Reports will be sent to the state health ministry," said Gomare.