Gogoi asks Health Dept to contain swine flu on a mission mode

 Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has directed the state Health and Family Welfare department to work on a mission mode to contain the spread of H1N1 influenza virus in the state.

PTI| Updated: Mar 11, 2015, 21:37 PM IST

Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has directed the state Health and Family Welfare department to work on a mission mode to contain the spread of H1N1 influenza virus in the state.

"Though the disease has not taken the form of an epidemic in the state, we are not taking any chance and the health department has been instructed to work on a mission mode to put its men and machinery to control the spread of swine flu," Gogoi said.

The Chief Minister's direction came in view of the reported death of a person due to swine flu in the state, said a government statement here today.

Moreover, hospitals in Assam have been asked to keep all facilities available to face exigencies arising out of swine flu, the statement added.