Union Health Minister JP Nadda reviewed the swine flu situation in Gujarat, which has claimed 98 lives in the state so far. He held a review meeting with state Health Minister Nitin Patel and other top officials of the department in Gandhinagar yesterday and expressed satisfaction over the steps taken by the state government in tackling the disease.
Meanwhile, with 10 more deaths yesterday, the total number of swine flu victims has reached 98 in Gujarat so far this year. 120 new cases have been registered in different parts of the state, taking the total number of cases to 951 since January. During his interaction with the media after the meeting, Mr Nadda assured Centre’s help to the state to control the swine flu menace.
Swine Flu toll crosses 100 in Rajasthan
In Rajasthan, death toll due to swine flu rose to 109 with five more casualties reported yesterday. Swine flu Task force Head Dr Ashok Panghadia issued instructions that a consultant doctor should be present in the swine flu wards 24 hours.
He also directed to open new intermediate ward at SMS Medical Hospital Jaipur. Principal Secretary Medical Education JC Mohanty said that adequate detection kits have been made available in government hospitals and services of private laboratories are also being outsourced.
Mr Mohanty took action against doctors of SMS Medical Hospital Jaipur for negligence while treating swine flu patients.
Swine flu tightens grip on Maharashtra as toll climbs 40
Maharashtra continues to reel under the menace of swine flu, taking the total toll to 40 in the State. Mumbai has recorded six deaths due to H1N1 virus. According to a press note released by the state authorities the total number of swine flu cases in the state has shot up to 205 as State health officials desperately attempt to tighten the rise on the virus.
Following the rapid outbreak of diseases in the country, In Mumbai, all civic hospitals will keep at least two ventilators on standby for H1N1 patients. Enough stocks of Tamiflu have been locally procured. The BMC has also started a helpline for citizens to call and report their conditions or clear doubts.