10 deaths due to swine flu in Haryana: Official
Ten deaths have taken place in Haryana due to swine flu in the current winter season and 65 positive cases were reported across the state, a senior official said here on Thursday.
Chandigarh: Ten deaths have taken place in Haryana due to swine flu in the current winter season and 65 positive cases were reported across the state, a senior official said here on Thursday.
"In Haryana, there were 65 positive cases of swine flu and ten casualties have been reported so far," Health Additional Chief Secretary Ram Niwas said here.
He said the department has made adequate arrangements for the treatment of patients suffering from swine flu.
Adequate stock of Tamiflu has been made available, ventilators provided and isolation wards set up in all hospitals of the state, he said.
Necessary instructions were issued to the civil surgeons to take all precautionary measures to check the spread of this virus as well as tackle the swine flu cases in the state, he said.
The official said that all civil surgeons have been directed to call a meeting with Indian Medical Association in their districts and report daily to the State Surveillance Unit and instruct private hospitals to strictly follow the guidelines regarding swine flu.
"24x7 monitoring is being done at the level of Office of Director General Health Services, Additional Chief Secretary, Health and Haryana Health Minister," he said.
He urged the people not to panic as the situation is well under control.
Necessary steps have been taken by the Department and a complete vigil has been maintained on this issue, he said.
He said that high temperature along with cough, cold and problem in breathing could be one of the possible symptoms of swine flu.
The people suffering from these symptoms should not take it lightly and immediately report to their nearest health centre for treatment.
He said that blood samples of such patients could be taken, if needed.
Regarding precautionary measures, he said that people should avoid crowded places and maintain a minimum distance of two feet while meeting with people, especially those having symptoms of swine flu.