A three-member team of health experts from Delhi has completed its assessment of the swine flu situation in Telangana and called for improving hygiene and pro-active testing of samples. The team comprised of Ashok Kumar and Dr. Pradeep from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, and Dr. Shashi Khare from National Center for Disease Control. They will submit a report as soon as they return to the national capital.
During their visit to Telangana capital Hyderabad, the team met patients in swine flu wards set up in various hospitals. They said, "There is no need for panic, and opined that the number of swine flu cases will come down gradually with the rise in atmospheric temperatures."
Special wards have been set up in all district and area hospitals in Telangana and additional stocks of medicines and swine flu testing kits have been sent to them. Telangana Chief Minister Chandrasekhara Rao and Union Labor Minister Bandaru Dattatreya also visited some of the swine flu wards.