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AP govt signs MoU with private hospitals to treat swine flu

Last Updated: Friday, August 21, 2009 - 23:34

Hyderabad: The State Government has signed a
Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with private hospitals
including Apollo Hospitals and Global here for allocating ten
beds for treatment of swine flu patients.

According to the District Health and Medical Officer
(DHMO) of Hyderabad, Dr Jayakumari, as per the MOU the private
hospitals will allocate ten beds for swine flu patients.
Meanwhile, 417 persons were today screened at the eight
screening centres and five persons have displayed suspected
flu like symptoms. There samples have been sent to the
Institute of Preventive Medicine for test.

Superintendent of AP Chest Hospital, Dr S V Prasad, said,
a total of four cases were presently under treatment at the
hospital. They include two confirmed cases and two suspects,
awaiting reports. All others have been treated and sent home,
he added.
Asserting that the new guidelines were helping the
hospital to take care of serious patients better, Dr Prasad
said there was no need for people to wear masks. However,
people suffering from cough and cold should sport a mask and
not others, he advised.

Bureau Report

First Published: Friday, August 21, 2009 - 23:34

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