Have asked govt. hospitals to be prepared to fight swine flu, says Satyendra Jain

New Delhi, Oct. 7 (ANI): Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain on Wednesday said that they have asked all government hospitals to be prepared and take measures to fight swine flu, which is likely to hit the national capital with change of season.

“We have advised the medical superintendents of all government hospitals to prepare for swine flu, as it has begun to spread in many parts of the country. We have to be fully prepared with the medicines and beds in the hospitals,” Jain told ANI.

“Whatever number of patients we had last year, we have to be ready with requirements for double than that. We have given a week time to all the hospitals to prepare isolation beds and tell us their requirements,” he added.

The state health department yesterday issued a statement on its preparation for the H1N1 Flu Virus (Swine Flu), cases of which have been reported from some parts of the country, in which it said that more than one lakh capsules and syrups of Oseltamivir (Tamiflu/Fluvir) are already available with Delhi government and if required, more capsules and syrups can be purchased.

Swine flu had assumed epidemic proportions last season which continued till mid-April this year afflicting over 4,259 people and claiming 12 lives in the city. (ANI)

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