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Former Himachal Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh is suffering from swine flu: Report

Shimla: A team of doctors at Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital (IGMC) on Monday said that former Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh is ill and is suffering from swine flu. The minister is currently at the IGMC medical facility in Shimla, doctors said on Monday.

Reports say that Virbhadra Singh was admitted to the hospital late Sunday following the complaints of breathing problem. After a team of doctors at Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital in Shimla performed some tests, Singh was tested positive for swine flu on Monday, as per the reports.

The doctors at the medical facility interacted with the leading news channels and shared that this season more than twenty patients had been admitted and tested positive for swine flu at IGMC. The disease is spreading like anything this winter season, a team of doctors reported to the news channel.

Doctors during an interaction with the media also informed that out of twenty patients that were tested positive for swine flu, four of them succumbed to the virus at IGMC, while two other swine flu patients died at PGI-Chandigarh. The two patients were from Himachal Pradesh’s Una district, the doctors asserted.

Referring to the data that was present in the medical facility, the doctors provided the details of the swine flu patients this season. A two-year-old girl Priyanka from Bamta village, Bilaspur died on January 24. Jagdish, 64, from Gagal village, died from the disease on January 23. Padma Ram (65) of Mandi’s Thandapani succumbed on January 14, and Chander Shekhar (56) of Shimla’s Chewda died on January 6 at IGMC, they added.

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