In a meeting of the Legislature-Parliament today, Health Minister informed that so far 381 patients of Influenza ‘A’ type are found and 10 have succumbed.
According to the Health Minister, a doctor who was infected with this seasonal flu has been already recovered and the virus has not yet taken an epidemic turn. “The Ministry is fully committed to taking all elaborative measures to control the disease.”
Arrangements have been made for free treatment from health institutions across the country for flu, common cold and coughing, he said.
He also urged lawmakers, media and all stakeholders concerned to contribute from their respective sides to create awareness about the influenza and take it under control.
Nine school children were tested positive with swine flu in Lucknow in the past one week. Following this, on Monday, chief medical officer (CMO) of Lucknow district wrote to the District Inspector of Schools (DIOS) and the Basic Education Officer (BEO) to ensure that the said nine children do not attend school till symptoms subside, so that other children are not infected with the influenza A H1N1 virus.