Govt sounds Swine Flu alert in JK
Sets up OPD units at DHs, railway station, airports
GK NEWS NETWORK
Jammu, Feb 11: Government Monday sounded a Swine Flu alert in Jammu and Kashmir after few suspected cases were reported from both regions of the state.
As the precautionary measures, the government claimed to have put in place all necessary arrangements in hospitals of the State to detect and treat swine flu.
“In this regard, separate OPDs’ have been set up at all District Hospitals, besides at railway station Jammu, airports at Srinagar and Jammu and Lakhanpur”, Minister of State (Independent) Shabir Khan said after opening of OPD unit of swine flu treatment at Yatari Niwas, Bagwati Nagar Jammu.
He said that the concerned medical teams have been strictly instructed to keep close vigil on this infectious disease in their jurisdictions.
“Situation is not so far alarming in the State”, he said adding that 2 swine flu cases (HINI) were detected in Kashmir Valley and are being treated by the expert doctors in SKIMS’.
The Minister said that suspected cases of swine flu have also been detected in Jammu and HINI samples of these cases was sent to New Delhi for diagnosis. He said the test report of one case was received from the concerned quarters as negative while the report of second case is awaited.
The Minister revealed that a slew of precautions for people has been already issued by the Health Department under which the people can take precautionary measures to prevent this contagious disease.
He said that concerned Directors of Health Department have been directed to intensify the services of field staff for carrying out mass awareness among the people especially residing in rural areas about preventive measures of swine flu.
The Minister also apprised that situation, in this regard, is being monitored on daily basis at secretariat and directorate level.
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