Fully equipped to deal with swine flu: UP govt

In the wake of rising swine flu cases in the state, Uttar Pradesh government today asked people not to panic and that the government has sufficient medicines and is fully equipped to to deal with the disease.

PTI| Updated: Feb 23, 2015, 15:29 PM IST

Lucknow: In the wake of rising swine flu cases in the state, Uttar Pradesh government today asked people not to panic and that the government has sufficient medicines and is fully equipped to to deal with the disease.

"There is not need to panic due to Swine Flu. Those who are saying hundereds have died due to disease are wrong. We have made all the arrangements to deal with it (H1N1 virus) and have sufficient amount of medicines", Parilamentary Affairs Minister, Azam Khan said.

The minister said this after the swine flu issue was raised on the assembly floor by BJP suresh Suresh Kumar Khanna ,as the House met, who demanded a statement from the government on rising cases of the virus in the state.

Khanna claimed, hundreds of people have died due to the disease in UP and sought to know about the preventive measures taken by the government.

Till now, 280 persons have tested positive of H1N1 in UP with maximum number of 228 cases in the state capital Lucknow while six death have been officially reported so far due to it.