Joint monitoring commitee meets to review swine flu situationJune 13th, 2009 - 7:51 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 13(ANI): The joint monitoring committee constituted by of the health ministry was held here on Saturday to chart the potential course of swine flu in view of the 15 cases of H1N1 in the country on Saturday.
Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said the number of persons infected in the country is small compared to its size and population.
“I don’t think there is any need for panic. So far our country is concerned…in view of the size and population of the country, the number of persons infected is too less and too small,” Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said.
The Minister, however, said it could not be a explanation for avoiding any precautionary measure.
“As a matter of fact we have already started taking action on this right from day one and a number of precautions have been already taken,” Azad said.
Azad’s comments came a day after the World Health Organisation declared the disease as a pandemic, raising its alert to maximum ‘level six’ as more swine flu cases were reported from across the world. (ANI)
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