Pune, Aug 11: A 13-year-old girl on Tuesday, Aug 11 died of Swine Flu in Pune. This death has brought the toll of swine flu deaths in India to eight.
Shruti Gawade, a student of Ahilyadevi School, became the the eighth victim of swine flu virus, died at 01:30 am on Tuesday, Aug 11.
Dr Pandurang Pawar, Medical Superintendent of Sasoon hospital said, "Shruti, a resident of Narayan Peth area, had been kept on ventilator since Aug 7 when she was brought here after being referred from a private hospital in critical condition."
She was diagnosed with H1N1 on Aug 8 and was administered Tamiflu. The teenager had also complained of severe cough and breathlessness. She is the sixth Pune resident to die because of swine flu.
Earlier, on Monday, Aug 10, a 35-year-old pharmacist Sanjay Bahausaheb Tilekar who had been in critical condition for the past few days, died of Swine Flu at Sassoon.