J.P. Nadda, Minister for Health and Family Welfare visited two hospitals in Delhi to review the preparedness for dealing with swine flu cases. He visited the Safdarjung Hospital and Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) Hospital.
He instructed health officials to ensure that immediate treatment is offered for any person affected with H1N1 and no patient is denied treatment. He also informed them to give proper counseling about disease and preventive measures at the hospital.
‘Delhi hospitals gear up for fighting swine flu cases and adequate stocks of medicines, testing kits and medical equipment are made available at all hospitals.’
"The number of beds designated for H1N1 has been increased substantially in these hospitals. If needed more beds will be provided. I have issued instructions that no H1N1 patient should be denied treatment and whoever is required to be admitted should be admitted," said Sh. Nadda.
Adequate stocks of medicines, testing kits and medical equipment are in place and the officials are fully geared up to handle H1N1 influenza patients. He expressed satisfaction over the preparation and availability of designated beds, medical equipment, medicines, testing kits, personal protective equipment and masks.
He inspected various units during his visit to the hospitals such as, H1N1 treatment center, ICU, emergency ward, critical unit and bio-medical waste management center of Safdarjung hospital and Isolation Ward (H1N1), H1N1 screening center, pharmacy unit of Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital.