Swine flu kills 5 more; health dept maintains 'don't panic' | jaipur | Hindustan Times
Today in New Delhi, India
Jan 19, 2017-Thursday
New Delhi
  • Humidity
  • Wind

Swine flu kills 5 more; health dept maintains 'don't panic'

jaipur Updated: Feb 08, 2015 15:42 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Highlight Story

Five more people died on Saturday of swine flu in the state, while 52 tested positive, the health department said on Saturday.

The deaths have been reported from Ajmer, Jaipur, Barmer, Pali
and Bhilwara.

The health department further said over 1723 samples were taken for testing from January 1 till February 7, out of which 652 people tested positive and 80 people have died.

State level task force chairman, Dr Ashok Panagariya, after the review meeting on Saturday said that swine flu is on the decline in the state and there is no need to panic.

He said about 10-lakh tablets are available with government and private hospitals and there is sufficient stock of medicines.

He said 15,000 vaccines of swine are available which are being administered to high
risk cases.

The Sawai Man Singh hospital has 21 beds in intensive care unit for swine flu patients and screening at village levels is being done at primary health centres and if found positive, the patients are being referred.

Asked if educational institutions should announce holidays following the swine flu outbreak, Dr Panagariya said announcing holiday in schools would accentuate panic among the people, whereas the situation is totally under control.

Principal secretary medical and health Mukesh Sharma said if any child suffers from common cold, cough or fever, parents should not send him/her to school and immediately consult
the doctor.