Dr. Ramadoss reviews Avian Influenza situation

December 22nd, 2008 - 8:06 pm ICT by ANI  

Anbumani Ramadoss

New Delhi, Dec 22 (ANI): Union Health Minister, Dr. Anbumani Ramadoss today reviewed the Avian Influenza situation in the country and looked into the preparedness of various agencies in this regard.
Dr. Ramadoss will write to all the Chief Ministers and Health Ministers to upgrade the preparedness to deal with the disease.
Expressing concern on recurrence of Avian Influenza in West Bengal, he requested the health set up of the State to scale up their preparations and efforts to deal with the situation.
He advised the state to carry out a regular drill to deal with the disease, irrespective of the outbreak conditions.
Dr. Ramadoss also emphasized the need to increase the awareness campaign in order to educate the people to adopt safe practices and cooperate in the culling operations.
He assured all the states of full support from the Centre for their efforts and asked them to utilize this situation to create a standing infrastructure to deal with Avian Influenza in future also. (ANI)

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