Swine flu cases go up, govt sets up monitoring cell

The health ministry is closely monitoring the situation arising in some states due to the sudden surge of H1N1 influenza cases especially in Rajasthan and Telengana


As per reports, last year, 937 cases of swine flu were reported in the country leading to 238 deaths.

The first month of this year has already witnessed 191 deaths from swine flu. At the same time, the total number of cases reported in January stood at 2,038. 

According to the health ministry data, Rajasthan tops the chart with 49 death cases out of reported 205 cases followed by Gujarat where 309 persons contracted swine flu with the virus claiming 38 lives while Telangana recorded 629 cases with 34 deaths. 73 cases have been noted in Maharasthra with 22 deaths.

Tamil Nadu witnessed 93 cases with seven lives claimed by the disease while Madhya Pradesh and Haryana reported 49 and 57 cases with the death toll in these states standing at 17 and eight, respectively. Andhra Pradesh reported 33 cases, leading to four deaths.

Union govt responds but blames states for mess

Reiterating that the present spurt is seasonal, the Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Mr JP Nadda on February 03, 2015  assured that all necessary assistance and support is being provided to the states to manage the situation. He informed that he has been in constant touch with chief ministers and health ministers of the affected states on the issue.


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