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Swine flu: Three government hospitals in Indore inspected

The rise in the number of swine flu deaths has caused a furore in various MP government departments. A number of teams have been formed to ensure that proper coordination is maintained to tackle the spread of the deadly disease.

indore Updated: Feb 11, 2015 17:20 IST
HT Correspondent
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The rise in the number of swine flu deaths has caused a furore in various MP government departments.

A number of teams have been formed to ensure that proper coordination is maintained to tackle the spread of the deadly disease.

Principal secretary (health) Pravir Krishn inspected three government hospitals in Indore on Tuesday to ensure that the protocol for swine flu is being followed properly. He was accompanied by health commissioner, joint director (health) and divisional commissioner.

On Tuesday, a 60-year-old man from Indore died of suspected H1N1 virus taking the death toll to 17. The health department authorities are awaiting his test report.

The principal secretary visited the district hospital, PC Sethi hospital and Hukum Chand Poly Clinic to ensure that the guidelines issued for controlling swine flu were being followed. Later, a meeting was also held which was attended by the divisional commissioner, district health officials from Indore directorate, and in-charge of the integrated diseases surveillance project.

During the meeting it was decided that the samples of patients in B1and B2 category of swine flu will also be sent for detection. Till now, only the samples of patients in C category has been sent for diagnosis.

Also a separate orientation was held in the department of community medicine for doctors in which senior officials participated.

“The orientation focused on sensitizing the doctors and briefing them about the course of action which they need to take when patients suspected swine flu come to them for screening,” Dr Sanjay Dixit, head of the department of community medicine, MGM Medical College, said.