Swine flu alert in Uttarakhand after three deaths within a week in Dehradun

Dehradun: A swine flu alert has been sounded in Uttarakhand after three deaths caused by the disease within a week.

Representational image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

Health department DG Dr DS Rawat carried out a review meeting here with officials for effective control and prevention of the disease and directed all district CMOs (Chief Medical Officers) to remain on alert.

At the meeting, officials said adequate quantity of antiviral medicines for treatment of swine flu is available in all district headquarters and is being provided to patients free of cost, sources said

Rawat also told officials to publish swine flu advisories in all major newspapers to ensure that panic does not set in among people.

Updated Date: Jul 16, 2017 18:07 PM

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