H1N1 death: Family files FIR against hospitals

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Pune, Aug 6: The family members of 14-year-old Rida Shaikh, who died of the H1N1 Influenza A virus in Pune on Monday, Aug 3 have filed an FIR against Jehangir Hospital and Ruby Hall Clinic on Thursday, Aug 6.

The compliant has been filed by Rida's aunt, Ayesha Shaikh. Earlier on Tuesday, Aug 4, the family said that they would sue the hospital for negligence and give all the money to charity.

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Health officials on Thursday, Aug 6 said that nine new more cases, including three girls student of St Anne's school (where Rida Shaikh studied) have tested positive for the Swine flu virus even as names of two other schools were added to the list of affected educational establishments.

Dr Ravindra katti, state health department official said, "Two more schools -St Helena and Loyala have reported one each positive case of the virus."

A total of 118 people have tested positive for the H1N1 virus. More than a thousand people rushed into Pune's government-run Naidu hospital on Wednesday, Aug 5 after the India witnessed first death from Swine flu was reported from the city.

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