Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilisers M K Azhagiri on Saturday inaugurated the first 'Swine Flu Health Call Centre" by Apollo Hospitals in the country to provide information to public and answer their queries on H1N1 virus.
Talking to reporters, Preetha Reddy, Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals, said the centre would function as a
comprehensive health call centre in the years to come. 'We want to take up all other diseases and we want to work with
the Government', she said.
Apollo Hospitals would soon create facilities to treat those affectted with H1N1 virus at Bangalore, Kolkatta, Delhi
and Madurai, she said.
"The problem till now was that only the government was handling the supply of medicine. We have already created
facilities at Chennai and Hyderabad. We also offer our help to the government as and when required", she said.
"The problem for Private hospitals having a seperate infectious ward was any outbreak should be first reported to
the government. It is also regulated. Otherwise things would go out of control", she said
Ilankumaran, who designed the centre, said that it would disseminate as many information as possible on swine flu and
it would be updated.