Swine flu: Raj Govt gives Dist Collectors spl powers
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Last Updated: Sunday, December 13, 2009, 19:57
Jaipur: The Rajasthan Government has implemented provisions of an Act to prevent spread of H1N1 virus and ensure effective treatment.

'The Rajasthan Epidemic Disease Act-1957' empowers district collectors to take immediate measures in the event of epidemics.

"The Act would empower collectors to take special measures and prescribe regulations as to dangerous epidemic diseases," Medical and Health Minister I Ahmed "durru miyan" said here today.

If any one is found flouting hygiene norms leading to spread of swine flu, collectors can impose penalty on any individual or institution, the minister said.

All public places including bus stands, railway stations, cinema halls and schools would fall under this Act.

Meanwhile, H1N1 today claimed another life while 48 people tested positive for the virus. The deceased is identified as Santosh in Jaipur, a medical official said.

So far, 96 people have died of this disease in the state.


First Published: Sunday, December 13, 2009, 19:57

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