Swine flu: 71 cases re­ported in Luc­know

Hindustan Times (Lucknow) - - Front Page -

LUC­KNOW: With 12 fresh cases of swine flu hav­ing been re­ported within 24 hours, the to­tal num­ber of pa­tients in the state cap­i­tal has risen to 71. The list of new cases in­cludes an 88-year-old man who is ad­mit­ted to a hos­pi­tal.

LUC­KNOW : With 12 fresh cases of swine flu hav­ing been re­ported within 24 hours, the to­tal num­ber of pa­tients in the state cap­i­tal has risen to 71. The list of new cases in­cludes an 88-year-old man who is ad­mit­ted to a pri­vate hos­pi­tal in Gomti Na­gar.

In ad­di­tion, data from the of­fice of the chief med­i­cal of­fi­cer (CMO) of Luc­know shows that there are 29 pa­tients from other dis­tricts un­der­go­ing treat­ment in the city.

At a re­view meet­ing, chief sec­re­tary Anoop Chan­dra Pandey di­rected ad­di­tional di­rec­tors at the di­vi­sional level, CMOs and chief med­i­cal su­per­in­ten­dents to im­ple­ment the new guide­lines for check­ing the me­nace of swine flu. He also said that the im­ple­men­ta­tion would be strictly mon­i­tored.

As part of the new guide­lines, the CS ordered of­fi­cials to ex­pand the fa­cil­ity of lab test­ing for sus­pected pa­tients to Praya­graj and Jhansi dis­tricts too. So far, the fa­cil­ity was avail­able only in Luc­know, Agra Meerut, Kan­pur and Go­rakh­pur med­i­cal col­leges.

Pandey also di­rected of­fi­cials to en­sure that 10-bed iso­la­tion wards were made avail­able at ev­ery dis­trict hos­pi­tal and the con­trol room at the head­quar­ters was op­er­a­tional 24 hours. He also laid stress on vac­ci­nat­ing the staff treat­ing swine flu pa­tients.

Mean­while, doc­tors ad­vised peo­ple to avoid crowded places and ges­tures such as hand-shak­ing that could eas­ily spread the in­fec­tion from one per­son to an­other. Dr Sandeep Kapoor, di­rec­tor, Healthc­ity hos­pi­tal, said, “If one is an iden­ti­fied pa­tient of swine flu, he / she should be kept in iso­la­tion for a cer­tain pe­riod, as ad­vised by the doc­tor.”

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