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Former Himachal Pradesh CM Virbhadra Singh Down With Swine Flu, Admitted to Hospital

Till now four people, including a two-year-old girl, had died in the state.

Updated: January 28, 2019 9:38 PM IST

By News Desk | Edited by Akriti Anand

Virbhadra Singh
Virbhadra Singh

New Delhi: Former Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister, Virbhadra Singh, has been diagnosed with H1N1 influenza (swine flu), news agency ANI reported on Monday. He is admitted to Indira Gandhi Medical College (IGMC) in Shimla.

Till now four people including two-year-old girl had died in the state due to swine flu. PTI reported that a resident of Bamta village, Priyanka succumbed to the virus at Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital (IGMC).

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Two residents of Mandi district and one of Shimla district had died due to swine flu at IGMC.

Last year in August, Virbhadra Singh was admitted to a government hospital following complaints of chest congestion.

84-year-old Virbhadra Singh is reportedly the longest-serving chief minister of Himachal Pradesh. He relinquished the post to Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Jai Ram Thakur in December 2017. He had served as CM from 2012 to 2017.

On January 16, BJP national president Amit Shah was diagnosed with swine flu. The leader was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in the national capital.

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