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Health officials huddle up after swine flu infects 41, kills 7 in Haryana

In view of the increasing number of swine flu cases, top health department officials have been holding regular meetings with civil surgeons of all districts and taking daily updates on the patients.

gurgaon Updated: Jan 29, 2015 15:25 IST

In view of the increasing number of swine flu cases, top health department officials have been holding regular meetings with civil surgeons of all districts and taking daily updates on the patients.

The officials including the additional chief secretary (ACS) (health) Ram Niwas and director general (DG) Dr NK Arora, have been holding the meetings through video-conferencing (VC) from Chandigarh.

One such meeting took place on Tuesday. According to Gurgaon Civil Surgeon Dr Pushpa Bishnoi, swine flu is of utmost priority for the health department.

“The senior health department officials, including ACS Ram Niwas and DG Dr NK Arora held a meeting of the civil surgeons of the state through VC on Tuesday. This was the third such VC. We are updating our seniors on the swine flu situation on daily basis also,” Bishnoi said.

“All civil surgeons have been instructed to ensure wide publicity on swine flu so that people do not panic. We have also asked schools to discuss about swine flu with students,” Bishnoi added. Niwas has told the civil surgeons that 41 cases of swine flu have been reported in the state so far, out of which seven patients have died.

Gurgaon and Faridabad have reported the highest number of 10 cases in the state. Three persons have died in Gurgaon and two in Faridabad.