In the wake of the increasing number of swine flu cases and
deaths in the City, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP)
health officers are going door to door, creating awareness about the viral
They are also administering preventive medicines to the
family members and neighbours of patients who have tested positive for swine
"We recently got a complaint from Jayanagar 5th block. So, we called up the
public health officer of that area. The team there is administering preventive
medicine to the family members of the patient and to residents of at least 100
houses nearby. The dosage depends on the severity," said Dr Vatsala, BBMP chief
The officer also said that they were also making people aware in all the wards
of the City about the disease and the precautions to be taken.
"Special attention is being paid where there are children,
pregnant women, senior citizens, diabetics, post-cancer and organ transplant
patients and those suffering from cold or cough.
If people find someone administering them free medicines, they should demand
the person's identity proof and inquire with the BBMP about him or her. We
cannot give the medicine to everyone as it is expensive and we also have to
supply it to private hospitals," she said.