16 Swine Flu deaths in MP; CM Shivraj orders to proper arrangements for patients
 Source : NewsBharati  Date : 26-Aug-2017

Bhopal, August 26: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan issued directives to the officers for taking necessary measures to prevent swine flu. While reviewing the arrangements as regard to prevention of swine flu Chouhan said that sufficient arrangements for swine flu medicines, equipments and other essential material should be made at all the places.

Swine flu has claimed 16 lives in Madhya Pradesh since July, while 44 patients are being treated for the disease in various hospitals. Directing the officers, CM also instructed to spread awareness among the people in this regard and for sufficient arrangements for tests and medical treatment. Isolation wards should be kept ready in all the district hospitals, ventilators should be arranged and sufficient arrangement of temiflu medicine should be made.

Chouhan further mentioned that private hospitals should be reminded to start treatment with utmost seriousness immediately in case of doubt of swine flu case and they should also inform about it immediately.

Moreover, Chouhan said that necessary measures and cautions should be adopted to prevent swine flu from spreading as regard to the people coming from outside. Awareness should be generated among the people for prevention of swine flu. He also issued directives for necessary measures through urban bodies and gram panchayats. Furthermore, Chouhan also gave instructions for dengue tests and treatment.

Principal Secretary Public Health Smt. Gouri Singh informed that there is a facility of swine flu screening and treatment in 65 identified hospital of the state. Test facility is available in Gwalior, Jabalpur and Bhopal. Temiflu medicine is available in sufficient stock, which can be taken at the advice of the doctors. Moreover treatment facility is available in all the district hospitals and medical colleges.

Swine Flu caused by Influenza ‘A’ (H-1 N1) virus. This virus spread among the human by droplet infection. The virus remains active at hard and solid places from 24 to 48 hours, on clothes and papers from 8 to 12 hours and for 15 minutes on hands.