Kota: Medical dept to conduct swine flu survey

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Kota
  • Updated: Jan 05, 2015 13:32 IST

After the death of a swine flu patient in Kota recently, the medical and health department will carry out survey to find suspected patients in city along with the pulse polio campaign.

“The ongoing cold wave in Kota and other parts of the state has increased chances of the swine flu spreading, so we have geared up to combat any possibility of its spread,” said chief medical and health officer (CMHO), Kota, RN Yadav .

He added pulse polio immunisation drive will be carried out on January 11, while the health workers would carry out the doorto-door pulse polio immunisation campaign on January 12. The decision has been taken to conduct a survey for swine flu along with the pulse polio door-to-door campaign. The suspected swine flu patients will be identified in the survey and referred to the government Hospitals for treatment, said Yadav. He said further no cases of the deadly flu have detected in the city after the death of Narendra Gochar (30) on January 1.

About the two suspected swine flu patients, Yadav said none of them have tested positive. He added adequate arrangements have been made for swine flu treatment in the government hospitals of Kota, including establishment of separate wards.

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