New labs to be opened for H1N1 examination

Sarpanch to alert villagers against swine flu in gram sabhas

Health Minister Mr. Rustum Singh conducts departmental review

rustom8.9.17Bhopal, September 8, 2017 (Ataullah Faizan):  Publlic Health and Family Welfare Minister Mr. Rustum Singh has issued instructions to open swine flu testing labs in all prominent cities of the state. He said that with this the diagnosis will be prompt and treatment can be started without any delay. At present these labs are in Jabalput, Gwalior and AIIMS, Bhopal. Mr. Singh gave this instruction today while reviewing the swine flu, dengue, chikungunia and departmental activities. Principal Secretary AYUSH Mrs. Shikha Dubey, Principal Secretary Women and Child Development Mr. J.N Kansotia, Commissioner Health Mrs. Pallavi Jain, Secretary Health Mr. Kavindra Kiyawat, Directors Dr. K.L. Sahu, Dr. K.K. Thassu, Dr. B.N. Chouhan and Dr. J.L. Mishra were present in the meeting. Mr. Singh said that the main role of doctors begins after the person becomes sick but delay in treating swine flu can prove fatal. He said that all Chief Medical and Health Officers, office-bearers of Janpad Panchayat, ASHA and USHA of the state should alert people and rush the affected persons to the hospital. Mr. Singh said that swine flu is not an untreatable disease, provided the patient consults the doctor well in time. The Health Minister took updated information of the availability of Tamiflu, Oxymeter, Triple Layer Masks, N-95 Masks, Testing Labs, equipments etc, in the state’s hospitals.

He instructed to campaign about the difference between swine flu and ordinary flu and the preventive measures to be taken against the diseases. Mr. Singh told collectors to start giving information about preventive measures against swine flu and its treatment to sarpanchas in the gram sabhas from today. Mr. Singh said that there are 56 thousand ASHA workers in the state. Posters displaying details, symptoms, preventive measures and treatment of Swine Flu, Dengue and Chikungunia should be distributed in the village from door-to-door. ASHA workers will alert the villagers through these posters.

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