Rajasthan News

Swine Flu: Govt. decided to drawn up a plan for dealing

by RajasthanDirect
Feb 24, 2015

The death toll due to the H1N1 virus has climbs to 220 alone in Rajasthan and close to 5,000 people have tested positive for the disease so far this year. Because of the outrage of Swine flu the Rajasthan Goverment has decided to draw up a plan for dealing with the disease in the next four years.

The Rajasthan government has directed all major private hospitals to create separate wards and intensive care units for patients with the disease.All private hospitals with 50 beds will need to have a separate swine flu ward for five patients and hospitals with more than 100 beds will have to keep 10 beds aside.

The decision was taken at a meeting chaired by Health Minister Rajendra Rathore on Sunday. Rajasthan has witnessed the highest number of swine flu deaths in the country.

All public hospitals have separate swine flu wards and out-patient departments. All private laboratories have been asked to offer free testing. Over 60 medical shops here have been licensed to sell Tamiflu across the counter on production of prescription.

Over 34 lakh patients have reported with symptoms similar to those of swine flu at the public health facilities since January 1 this year, and more than seven lakh of them have been given medication. Similarly, 32 lakh people have been screened at home, and four lakh have been treated for symptoms similar to those of swine flu, according to official figures released here on Monday,

Src:- http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/rajasthan-to-draw-up-plan-to-deal-with-swine-flu/article6926761.ece


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