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No Swine Flu in India

Posted on: May 5, 2009

NEW DELHI: The government on Thursday said there was no case of suspected swine flu in the country, even as it decided to upscale its stockpile of medicines from one million to 10 million doses.

The States were advised to review their preparedness to investigate and contain suspected clusters of influenza-like illness.

no swine in india

no swine in india

The stockpile of medicines would be decentralised strategically and located in every State, along with protective equipment, Vineet Chowdhry, Joint Secretary, Health and Family Welfare Ministry, told journalists here.

Supplies of capsules, personal protective equipment, N-95 masks and three-layered surgical masks were decentralised and kept at the Ministry’s Regional Directors’ offices located in 19 cities. Read More

Courtesy from The Hindu


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