With three more deaths, the swine flu toll in Haryana rose to 20 on Friday while the number of H1N1 positive cases in the state stood at 121, including four patients on the ventilator.
Stating that required medicine (chemoprophylaxis) had been given to 459 persons who were in contact with swine flu patients, additional chief secretary, health, Ram Niwas said that a total of 27 patients were still in hospital.
He said that the state health department had made adequate arrangements for the treatment of patients, including adequate stock of Tamiflu medicine and required kits. Also, ventilator facility has been been provided in hospitals in the state and isolation wards set up therein.
He said that all civil surgeons had been directed to strengthen preventive measures and make people aware of 'Do's and Don'ts for prevention. They have been directed to make people aware of signs and symptoms of the disease and when to report to the doctor for treatment to avoid unnecessary panic and ensure early start of medication for patients to save them from slipping into a critical statge. They have also been directed to go in for contact tracing and their active surveillance.
High temperature along with cough and problem in breathing could be some of the possible symptoms of swine flu. People suffering from these symptoms should immediately report to their nearest health centre for the treatment.
People should avoid crowded places and should maintain a distance of minimum two-feet while meeting with others, especially those having symptoms of swine flu. They should also keep handkerchief or any cloth while sneezing and wash their hands at regular intervals.