Hospitals in Delhi are Equiped to Tackle Swine Flu

by Julia Samuel on Jan 3 2015 12:14 PM

Hospitals in Delhi are Equiped to Tackle Swine Flu
Positive cases of swine flu begin to increase in Delhi adding to a total of three since New year.
“The patient from CR Park was admitted to a private hospital in Kalkaji, while the woman from Chattarpur was admitted to Fortis hospital in Vasant Kunj. Their samples have been tested positive for swine flu at an authorized laboratory,” said Dr. Charan Singh, additional secretary, DHS.

Tamiflu tablets and syrups were sent to the 22 Delhi hospitals authorised to treat H1N1 patients over January 1-2 by the Delhi government.

The Health department was maintaining stocks of the drugs till last month. Due to the increase in the number of cases, hospitals have been asked to request for the medicines as per requirement.

Hospitals were also instructed to get all patients diagnosed by the eight designated laboratories and also get confirmatory tests from the National Centre for Disease Control.

The Delhi health department had a review meeting at the Delhi secretariat on Friday. They looked into issues like stock position in all the hospitals, handling swine flu cases, and training of health workers in government and private hospitals to tackle H1N1 cases.

“We reviewed the preparedness of the hospitals to check if they had proper stock of medicines, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits, laboratory equipment, lab technicians, and health workers,” said Dr. RN Das, nodal officer, DHS.

“In the last two days, we made fresh purchases and supplied drugs to all hospitals for both adult and paediatric patients. There is no shortage of drugs. We have also asked hospitals to keep isolation centres ready,” Dr. Charan Singh, the nodal officer for swine flu in the Delhi government, said.