Chandigarh: Swine flu has claimed two lives as more cases are pouring in the hospitals here, officials said.
While one patient Amrik Singh, hailing from Kartarpur in Punjab, died at the PGIMER here this week, another patient Bansi from Karnal in Haryana also succumbed to the disease at the hospital yesterday.
Four other patients from neighbouring states, including Haryana, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh, with the symptoms of HINI influenza, have been admitted to the hospitals here during the past few days.
A meeting of the health officials here was convened yesterday to strengthen the surveillance and discuss the steps needed to tackle the virus.
During 2009-10, the city had witnessed many deaths due to the swine flu.