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Swine flu is at its high in the country and more H1N1 positive cases are reporting on daily basis. Health ministry is working hard to take control on the situation but it seems like H1N1 is going out of control, may be due to lack of awareness in people.
Health minister personally visited areas of pandemics and instructed state level staffs to take ride on situation at earliest. Also they are conducting tests free of charge for those suspected of H1N1, seeking treatment either from the government or private health facilities.
Most cases of H1N1 noted from Delhi, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Telangana whereas most deaths noted from Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Telangana. Death toll rises to 600+ and counting.
In between, there was few news on, swine flu drugs were running short in stock. Therefore, National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority and CDSCO asked pharma companies to maintain adequate amount of swine flu drugs in the country to ensure a smooth supply of medicines. And as per latest update from health ministry that there is no shortage of drugs in the country.
It’s not a time to be panic! Just spread words of awareness and if you or someone in your family or neighboring population have any symptoms similar to H1N1, take a way to health centre and get advice from your doctor.