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99 people have died of swine flu in Rajasthan in 2017, highest casualties in Jaipur

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February 1, 2018, 3:14 pm

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Jaipur: A total of 99 people have died of swine flu in Rajasthan over the past eight months. The death toll was just 43 in 2016. Those who were killed include BJP MLA from Mandalgarh Kirti Kumari. People are most vulnerable to the deadly disease in the winter. As the season is yet to arrive, the alarming death toll has exposed the sorry state of arrangements made by the Rajasthan government to deal with the contagious disease.

A total of 197 people were tested positive for swine flu in Rajasthan last year. Of them, 43 lost their lives.

Over the past eight months, the disease has claimed the lives of 99 people. The highest number of casualties is in Jaipur where the flu claimed 26 lives. It is despite the fact that the city is the state capital and boasts of several international standard hospitals.

Fifteen people were killed in Kota division, followed by 13 in Ajmer division, 7 each in Jodhpur and Udaipur, eight in Bikaner and there in Bharatpur. The death toll in Jaipur division (including other districts in the division) is 46.

First published: September 3, 2017