The number of mortalities caused by Influenza virus (H1N1) has risen as another patient namely Mahmoodul Hassan, resident of Khanewal, died in Nishtar Hospital on Wednesday.

Earlier, two patients namely Humaira and Rubina had died of influenza attack in the hospital while the condition of another patient namely Farrah is stated to be precarious.

Hospital sources disclosed that currently a total of 10 patients are being treated for Swine Flu infection at Nishtar Hospital. The Nishtar administration has already declared emergency at the Hospital in view of increase in Swine Flu (H1N1) patients. An Influenza counter is currently functional at emergency Ward while a High Dependence Unit (HDU) and isolation area were also established in Ward No-27. Sources added that ventilators were installed at the HDU.