Budgam: Proactive measures are being taken to face any eventually which may arise due to threat of N1H1 Influenza or Swine Flu break out in district Budgam.
This was stated in meeting convened by District Development Commissioner, Budgam, Mir Altaf Ahmad which was attended by Chief Medical Officer Budgam, Medical Superintendents, Block Medical Officers and other concerned officers.
Giving details about the arrangements and preparedness to combat the disease, the District Development Commissioner said directions have been placed to all the concerned doctors, para medical staff to remain vigilant and fully prepared at their respective Health Units, Primary Health Centres, Sub District Hospitals and main District Hospital and examine the routine OPDs and keep a close watch on patients visiting their units so that any such suspected patients could be singled out and accordingly treated as per requirement.
The District Development Commissioner appealed to general public not to panic as there is no such threat loaming, however, as safety measures people have been advised to keep close watch in their vicinity and adjacent areas and if any suspected person or any such complaint is received from any where they shall immediately contact Cell No. and Telephone Nos. 01951-255237 and 9419771214 available in Chief Medical Officers office 24x7.
The Chief Medical Officer on this occasion assured the District Development Commissioner that Health Department is fully prepared to negotiate any such kind of threat in a professional manner and for this purpose special equipment and machines have been installed for diagnosing N1H1. He said that till date no such case or complaint was anywhere in the district.
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