The killer disease swine Flu, which have claimed more than 50 lives in the last three years in the Lucknow, has knocked the city again.

{blurb}The Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGI) has confirmed five positive cases of Swine Flu in the Lucknow on Thursday. In these five cases two are the technicians of the SGPGI, two youths and an elderly person. Apart from the technicians rest of the patients are the residents of the Vrindavan, Eldeco colony of Lucknowwho live near SGPGI campus.

The patients have been kept in isolation and treatment has been started. The exact source of how they came in contact with swine flu virus, is however still not known.

A team led by Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of Lucknow Dr S.N.S. Yadav will now try to find how they got infected. The head of Microbiology in SGPGI Prof. T. N. Dhole said that these patient had come complaining cold and fever and some difficulty in breathing. “When we did the test they turned out to be positive. None of the employees lives inside the campus, so there could be possibility of them getting infected from outside,” Dhole added.

After getting the cases of Swine Flu district health department has made cautious to all government and private hospitals in the city. Dr Yadav said that health department has issued directions to the hospitals for creating isolation ward for the swine flu patients. If hospital detect any swine flu patient then they should immediately inform to CMO for further action.

“We have 5000 tablets of Tamiflu tablets in the stock. If any patient found positive then a team of CMO office will go to the patient’s home for the checkup of his family members,” Dr. Yadav said.

For suspected swine flu patient health department has also setup a control room in CMO office.