The helpline number 155345, which will be available from any landline phone, will be in addition to the already existing national helpline of swine flu which is being run by the Union Health Ministry.
"The idea to start a telephone helpline for Delhi residents came as we got repeated complaints that National Helpline was difficult to access and often busy because of rising number of queries," Delhi's Minister of Health Kiran
Meanwhile, 15 new cases of swine flue were confirmed today with the total going to 343 cases in the national capital. Of the 15 cases, five are school going children. All the cases have been advised home quarantine, she said.
These 15 patiennts were undergoing treatment at Army's Base Hospital, Aruna Asaf Ali Hospital, Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, Airport Hospital, Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Hospital and Deen Dayal Uadhyay Hospital.
New Delhi: To dispel fears about swine flu among Delhi residents, the state government will start a telephone helpline from Monday where people can ask questions about the disease, its prevention and cure.
First Published: Saturday, August 15, 2009, 21:46