Swine flu awareness banners dot city

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: Feb 19, 2015 19:33 IST

Gearing up to make people aware of the swine flu, the district health department displayed banners and posters for swine flu awareness all across the city, including at major hospitals, bus stand and railway station.

"The step has been taken to make people aware of the disease and to educate them about preventive measures," said district epidemiologist Dr Anil Verma. "Students were also being made aware by health experts. Pamphlets are being distributed at public places and schools," he added.

"If anyone experiences the symptoms displayed in these banners, he or she should consult a nearest hospital. The tests and medicenes for swine flu are provided free of cost by the government," he said.

3 more test positive

Three more people were reported positive for swine flu on Tuesday, taking the total to 22 in Ludhiana hospitals.

A woman from Kotli Khani village, Jalandhar, who was undergoing treatment at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital tested positive for swine flu on Thursday evening.

A three-year seven-month-old boy from Shiv Puri and a 52-year-old man from the Focal Point area were tested positive of swine flu on Wednesday. The child is undergoing treatment at Christian Medical College and Hospital and the man is undergoing treatment at Fortis Hospital. Eight out of the 22 cases reported in the city hospitals belong to Ludhiana and five deaths have been reported so far in the state.

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