Swine flu claimed 38 more lives in the country taking the death toll to 812 with Rajasthan and Gujarat among the worst hit states with 212 and 207 fatalities respectively, as the total number of affected crossed 13,000.
Hospitals in Maharashtra, both government and semi-government, have sufficient stock of swine flu drugs which are available for free, said Harshadeep Kamble, Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration, here on Saturday.
The Federation Of Resident Doctors Association (FORDA) in the national capital has urged health minister JP Nadda to immediately address the issues related to security, availability of life saving drugs and surgical equipment in the city's government hospitals.
AICC General Secretary and former Union Minister V Narayanasamy today charged the ruling AINRC with failing to ensure uninterrupted availability of drugs, full time doctors and other infrastructures in government hospitals and Primary Health Centres in the Union Territory.
Two Australian members of the "Bali Nine" drug trafficking ring, arrested in Bali in 2005 for attempting to smuggle 8 kg (18 lb) of heroin to Australia, will be executed this month, a government official said on Friday, ignoring clemency pleas from their home country.
Punjab`s ruling Shiromani Akali Dal on Thursday claimed the Enforcement Directorate had given a clean chit to state`s powerful Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia in the multi-million rupee international synthetic drugs racket.