Centre holds meeting on H1N1

New Delhi: The government Thursday held a meeting to review the state of preparedness in containing the incidence of H1N1 virus in the country.

Chaired by Cabinet Secretary Ajit Kumar Seth, the meeting was attended, among others, by secretaries from ministry of health and family welfare.

"The cabinet secretary was apprised that there is adequate stock of drugs and vaccines for treatment of people affected by the illness and immunization of health care personnel and whosoever may require it. Vaccine manufactured by indigenous manufacturers is also available," said a government statement.

"A central team has been deputed to Pune April 8, to investigate the outbreak of Influenza A H1N1, and their preliminary report shows that the cases and deaths reported from Pune and Pimpri-Chinchiwad are sporadic in nature," the statement said.

"The medical response system has been put on a state of preparedness. Health & Family Welfare has been asked to monitor the situation on a day-to-day basis and take all possible steps to ensure that the drug and vaccine are available in sufficient stock," the statement added.