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Be careful against swine flu, but don't panic :Nadda

India Blooms News Service | | 25 Feb 2015, 04:27 pm
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IBNS) As more than 875 people died of deadly swine flu across the country, Health Minister J P Nadda on Wednesday warned the people to be careful about the virus but asked them not to panic.

Giving reply to a discussion on the issue in the Rajya Sabha, Nadda said the government was serious in its efforts to tackle the disease and it was taking all necessary measures.

Nadda assured that  there was no shortage of medicines and swine flu testing facilities were being provided free of cost at specified government hospitals.

"No stone has been left unturned as far as seriousness is concerned and all efforts have been made. I assure the House and the members that there is no shortage of medicines. There is no need to panic, but we have to be alert," the minister said.

"I want to assure the House that the inputs given by you will be discussed at the review meeting today. Keeping in mind the sentiments of the House, I will take efforts in all possible ability at my command," Nadda said.

He said the Cabinet Secretary has contacted chief secretaries of all states on whether there was any shortage of medicies or facilities and whether pro[per  measures were being taken to tackle the disease.

State hospitals were asked  to set up isolation wards, give training to doctors and give them with personal protection equipment.