Swiss woman tourist dies of swine flu in Rajasthan

Swiss woman tourist dies of swine flu in Rajasthan
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Swiss woman tourist dies of swine flu in Rajasthan. A elderly Swiss woman tourist died of swine flu in Rajasthan\'s Jodhpur city Thursday, taking the toll in the state to 118, officials said.

Jaipur: A elderly Swiss woman tourist died of swine flu in Rajasthan's Jodhpur city Thursday, taking the toll in the state to 118, officials said.

"A 70-year-old lady tourist, Annie Marie, from Switzerland had come on tour to Jaisalmer. As she started to feel sick, she was admitted in a private hospital there. She was referred to MDM Hospital in Jodhpur on Wednesday where after tests, she was found to be swine flu positive. She was admitted in ICU but died Thursday morning, " Deepak Verma, superintendent of Mathura Das Mathur Hospital in Jodhpur told IANS.

As per state government's medical and health department figures, till Wednesday night, 117 people had died due to swine flu in the state. The maximum deaths (21) were reported from Jaipur.

Department officials said that 1,404 people had tested positive for the virus across the state till Wednesday.

Former chief minister Ashok Gehlot, who himself is recuperating after testing positive for the disease Feb 1, criticised the Vasundhara Raje government for not properly handling the disease."The government intitally failed to arrange enough quantity of Tamiflu tablets used for treating the flu," he claimed.

"The government should launch an awareness campaign for swine flu in a big way," he demanded.n

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