No Scare For Fever

The State Administration today asked the people not to panic over swine flu and dengue diseases in State.

Pramod Kumar Meherda, Secretary Health & Family Welfare assuring the people said that the State Government is taking all possible steps to tackle the outbreak of these diseases.
Dr.Meherda who today reviewed the situation here admitted eight deaths due to swine flu.He said all measures are being taken to create awareness.
“There is no need to panic even though other parts of the country have reported spurt in positive cases and casualties. Most of the swine flu cases reported in Odisha are migration cases,” Dr.Meherda said.
The Secretary Health & Family Welfare further said that vaccinations are only being given to doctors and other para medical staff engaged in the handling of swine flu patients.
“But the general public is advised not to take vaccines without consulting doctors,” Dr.Meherda warned.
Dr.Meherda said as many as 370 persons have been tested positive for Dengue with two deaths reported so far this year. A total of eight people had died of dengue while nearly 4,000 positive cases were reported last year.

Meanwhile, the highest number of dengue cases was reported from Bhadrak district.

As per State Government records 47 persons have tested positive but unofficial sources claim there are 57 dengue patients.
While 10 persons were afflicted with the virus in the district, rest 47 persons carried the virus from Mumbai, Surat and Bengaluru.

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