The state government of Uttar Pradesh on Friday gave an undertaking before the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court that three new laboratories to test swine flu and other diseases will be opened in the state very soon. In an affidavit through Director General of Medical Health V.N. Tripathi it appraised the court about the measures undertaken to combat swine flu.
Additional Advocate General Bulbul Godiya said, "Viral Diagnostic Labs will be operational for five kinds of viral diseases - flu, dengue, encephalitis, chikungunya and hepatitis - in September. These labs will have a capacity of 50-100 tests per day. An MoU has already been signed for Saifai, Kanpur and Lucknow medical colleges. The affidavit also states that post of additional professors will also be created at these places."