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Meghalaya people should not panic for swine flu

india Updated: Aug 08, 2009 19:00 IST

Meghalaya government has urged people not to panic for swine flu as the lone woman showing symptoms of suffering from H1N1 virus tested negative.

Director of Health Services Dr KH Lakiang said, "People should not panic. Government has taken precautionary measures against swine flu virus H1N1."

Health department has got 2000 Tamiflu capsules from Union Health and Family Welfare ministry to meet any emergency in the state, he said.

Sensitisation of medical officers and some nursing staff of Shillong Civil Hospital and other health centres in all the district headquarters was complete, the health official said.

Control rooms set up to fight recent meningitis outbreak would also be u3ed for dealing with swine flu cases, Lakiang said.

Other measures include vigilance at health checkpoint in Dawki on Indo-Bangla border and segregating tourists with H1N1 flu symptoms visiting the state, officials said.

All private hospitals and nursing homes have been asked to refer suspected swine flu cases to government hospitals, officials said.

Thirty-two-year-odd Kunti Limbu, who returned from New Delhi recently, was admitted to Shillong Civil Hospital on Thursday with symptoms of swine flu. But, tests on her nasal and throat swabs tested negative for swine flu.