The Maharashtra Government on Monday set up a control room to inform people about H1N1 flu followed by its outbreak in 20 countries.
"A control room has been set up at Arogya Bhavan in Mumbai which would answer people's queries on swine flu over phone (022-22634475)," a health department official said.
As per the guidelines by World Health Organisation, screening of passengers coming from the affected countries has already started at Mumbai, Pune and Nagpur airports as well as Mumbai Port Trust and Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust.
Medical institutes at Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur and Delhi have been identified for the treatment of suspected patients and a team of doctors has been deployed. Also, medicine is available in adequate quantity to deal with any contingency, the officials said.
Chief Minister Ashok Chavan and Chief Secretary Johny Joseph had earlier reviewed the preparations to deal with the disease.
About 980 H1N1 flu patients have been identified so far world-wide and death toll has gone up to 26.