Fresh 19 samples sent for swine test from Chhattisgarh
As many as 19 new samples of suspected swine flu patients were sent to New Delhi Sunday for testing from Chhattisgarh, officials said.
Raipur: As many as 19 new samples of suspected swine flu patients were sent to New Delhi Sunday for testing from Chhattisgarh, officials said.
So far, 17 people have tested positive with H1N1 virus in past one-and-a-half month, while one person has succumbed to the deadly disease in Durg district.
"19 samples of suspected swine flu patients were sent today to National Institute of Communicable Disease both from government and private hospitals for tests," Deputy Director state's Integrated Disease Surveillance Project (IDSP), Dr SM Murty told PTI.
He said in past one-and-a-half month, around 119 samples of suspected swine flu patients from various districts have been sent for tests and so far 69 reports have been received.
"As many as 17 samples tested positive for H1N1 virus, and a 27-year-old man succumbed to the disease in Durg on February 12," Murty said, adding, rest of them are undergoing treatment at different hospitals.
Health department has sounded alert and issued an advisory to all the government hospitals and medical colleges to take preventive measures to curb the spread of the disease.Isolation wards have been set up at Dr B R Ambedkar Hospital and Chhattisgarh Institute of Medical Sciences (CIMS) Bilaspur, besides arrangements made for treatment at district hospitals.
Abundant supply of Tamiflu tablets is also being maintained in all hospitals, he added.