17 Aug : Sufficient arrangements have been made in the state for prevention, control and treatment of Swine Flue. Swine Flu is fully under control and the situation is being watched daily. Secretary Health Shri S R Mohanty said this while reviewing the preparations in connection with treatment of Swine Flu at a high level meeting here today. National Rural Health Mission Managing Director Dr. Manmohan Agnani, Director Health Services Dr. A. N. Mittal, Joint Director Health Dr. B. N. Chouhan and representatives from medical college and others were present.
Shri S R Mohanty was informed about the availability of medicines to treat Swine Flu patients. It was informed at the meeting that 23 thousand doses of vaccines were received from the Government of India in the month of April last. The vaccines have been made available to all district hospitals and medical college hospitals. Shri Mohanty instructed that all efforts should be made at all levels for prevention of Swine Flu. Strict action will be taken against the negligent from receipt of information about Swine Flue and in treatment.
It was informed at the meeting that the doctors and para medical staff involved in treatment of Swine Flu were given dose of vaccines of Swine Flu. The Temu Flu tablets are made available to medical college hospitals, district hospitals and private hospitals notified for Swine Flu treatment. The Food and Drugs Administration Directorate, as a precautionary measure, has identified one medical store in each district headquarter where medicines for treatment of Swine Flu will be available. Sample of suspected Swine Flu patients are being sent to ICMI Laboratory at Jabalpur for testing. Here sufficient arrangement for testing is available.
Control room established
For providing information about Swine Flue a state-level control room has been set up where doctors will be available round the clock. The room has been set up at the office of the State Health Education Communication Bureau. Phone number of the control room is 0755-2552538. Apart from this for giving authorised information about Swine Flue, Dr. A N Mittal and in his absence Dr. B. N.Chouhan has been authorised. Their mobile numbers are 94253-03200 and 98262-82249 respectively.