Four swine flu cases have been reported in Kolkata since Thursday and a child is among the victims.
West Bengal Health Minister Suryakanta Mishra told that all the affected by swine flu were admitted to state-run Infectious Diseases Hospital in the city yesterday after their swabs tested positive. The victims have been quarantined and ''They are kept under watch,'' the minister said.
Asked about steps taken by the authorities to prevent the spead of swine flu, Mishra said "we are taking measures as per the international protocol."
"All hospitals in the city and districts have been asked to adopt preventive measures and open quarantine ward for admission of swine flu patients," officials said.
City Mayor Sovan Chatterjee, however, said a nine year-old was admitted with swine flu from Tiljala area. "We have received information that the child is doing well".