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Modi calls all-party meet on swine flu

india Updated: Aug 11, 2009 23:16 IST

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has called for an all-party meeting in Gandhinagar on Wednesday to discuss measures to prevent the further spread of the deadly H1N1 virus that has claimed two lives in the state.

The state government wants all parties to come together and discuss issues to prevent the situation from worsening further, a senior official in the chief minister's office said.

The state government has asked all government and private schools to immediately report any symptoms of fever, cough or cold among the children to the civil hospitals or the primary health centres.

The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has decided to send a medical team to all schools in the city to carry out the screening of children.

The swine flue claimed the first victim in the state when Pravin Patel, a non-resident Indian (NRI) from Atlanta, the US, died in the Ahmedabad civil hospital early Sunday.

A seven-year-old girl named Arya died Tuesday in Vadodara, about 150 km from here.

In Vadodara, the Delhi Public School (DPS) was the first school to announce closure as a preventive measure.

There are a total of 14 swine flu positive cases in Gujarat. The latest among them is a 22-year-old man from Vejalpur locality of Ahmedabad who contracted the infection from his Pune-based relatives.