Bhopal 13 June :Madhya Pradesh is totally unaffected by swine flu. This information was given at a high level meeting chaired by Principal Secretary Public Health Dr. Devraj Virdi at the Mantralaya here today. The meeting reviewed preparations and precautions to be taken for preventing swine flu. Health Commissioner Dr. Manohar Aganani was also present at the meeting.
Principal Secretary Public Health said that as a precaution an isolation ward will be kept ready in every medical college hospital in the state so that if a swine flu patient is detected he can be treated there. He said that large quantity of medicines for swine flu, masks and gloves have been received from the Union government which are being provided to medical college hospitals. Principal Secretary Public Health Dr Virdi instructed to monitor and review preparations constantly so that medicare can be provided easily if any suspected case of swine flu is detected anywhere. He said that at present there is no swine flu threat in the state but all the preparations should be complete.
Health Commissioner Dr Manohar Agnani instructed Controller, Food and Drugs Administration to ensure that medicines for swine flue are not sold in the open market. These medicines will remain available at all the medical college hospitals and can be used if need arises.
Director Medical Services Dr. Ashok Sharma has appealed to people that if a person had come into contact with a swine flu victim and has developed its symptoms including cold, cough, fever, headache etc, he must immediately turn up at the nearest district hospital or medical college hospital and get himself checked. He said that people should not panic as no case of swine flu has come to light in the state.