Jaipur, Feb 29: Swine flu has claimed 34 lives in Rajasthan in the months of January and February, a state Medical and Health department official said today.
Out of 2,000 samples collected in the state, 162 people have tested positive, he said, and of them 34 had succumbed to H1N1 virus.
While 15 deaths were reported in Jaipur, four were in Ajmer, two in Bharatpur, Churu, Hanumangarh and Alwar, besides other places, the official said.
This year the state medical and health department has taken several key measures to contain the spread of the virus, he said. Effective surveillance, monitoring and treatment of patients are the prime objectives of the state department, the official said.