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Updated: November 6, 2009 15:27 IST

Gehlot directs health department to tackle swine flu on war footing

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Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot at AICC headquarters in New Delhi. File Photo: Shiv Kumar Pushpakar
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Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot at AICC headquarters in New Delhi. File Photo: Shiv Kumar Pushpakar

Taking serious note of increasing number of swine flu patients in the state particularly among children, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Friday reviewed the situation and directed officials to be more vigilant, while treating such patients.

Mr. Gehlot directed officials to take all preventive measures to tackle the disease including increasing number of prescribed chemist shops for early availability of swine flu drugs and set up a control room to get information related to disease.

He cautioned the officials that no negligence in this regard would be tolerated and directed that swine flu cases be treated separately.

“A team of junior doctors should be constituted to make the people aware about the disease,” Mr. Gehlot said and added hoardings should also be put up indicating the symptoms of the flu.

Underlining the need to use electronic and print media for creating awareness about the disease, Mr. Gehlot also directed to open more counters for immediate availability of the medicine and such shops be permitted to remain open 24 hours.


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