No threat of swine flu in Madhya Pradesh: state health minister

May 6th, 2009 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS  

Bhopal, May 6 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Health Minister Anup Mishra Wednesday said there was no threat of the influenza A (H1N1) virus, better known as swine flu, in the state and stressed that all precautionary measures were being taken to prevent the disease.
“Reports of swine flu are coming in from several countries but there are no signs of the disease at least in Madhya Pradesh,” Mishra said in a statement.

On Tuesday, a control room was set up in the state capital to monitor any possible swine flu cases.

Mishra said that directives had been issued to all district collectors and Chief Medical Officers (CMOs) in the state to take necessary action and precautions required to deal with the virus.

He added that at least one hospital would be earmarked in each district where a nodal medical officer would keep a round-the-clock vigil and provide immediate treatment in the event of any signs of swine flu.

Mishra said that orders had been given to set up a control room in all districts soon. The health department, he assured, was fully alert about the disease.

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