Maharashtra CM blames hospital for Pune swine flu death

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Mumbai, Aug 4 (ANI): Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan has said that there was total negligence on part of the hospital which treated the 14-year-old girl, who died of swine flu in Pune.

Terming the incident as "unfortunate", Chavan said: "This incident is really unfortunate. I feel there was total negligence on part of those who admitted her to the hospital and negligence on part of the hospital."

He said that health authorities would find out the reasons as to why proper treatment was not given to her.

Chavan, who met senior health officials, said he asked officials to take every possible step to deal with such cases.

Meanwhile, the girl's family members have blamed the doctors for failing to detect the disease in time.

Reeda Shiekh, a resident of Pune's camp area, was admitted to a hospital last month with symptoms of sore throat, running nose and headache, a government statement said. She was put on a ventilator after her condition deteriorated.

The hospital authorities who had carried the tests following the directions of government and health officials did not report that she was infected by swine flu.

The officials at Jehangir Hospital where she was admitted however said that they have kept everyone in the family informed about her condition. (ANI)

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