Hamirpur admn on move to tell people about swine flu

  • HT Correspondent, None, Hamirpur
  • Updated: Mar 01, 2015 18:47 IST

The district administration has decided to organise a mass campaign in the district to make people aware about the swine flu, following reports that a woman from Nadaun area died due to swine flu in the PGI, Chandigarh two days ago.

The woman was cremated in a nearby village on Saturday, an official said here on Sunday.

He said the administration was inquiring about the complete details of the case and all others in her family. Deputy commissioner Rohan Chand Thakur said the administration had decided to start the campaign to make people aware about the swine flu.

He added that whooping cough and cold were the main symptoms of the swine flu and if anyone found such symptoms in him, he should immediately report to the nearby hospitals rather than visiting the quacks to get the required medicines.

The DC said isolation wards had been set up in all hospitals of the district and medicos were on job to treat the patients reaching those wards for treatment.

Meanwhile, there are reports that the health department agencies and the district administration have directed the medical stores operating in all parts of the district to ensure that they were charging reasonable rates of the anti-swine flu medicines from the people.

This step had been taken following reports that in many cases, the medical stores were over charging for swine flu medicines from the people.

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