Medical dept preparedness level on Swine flu
DIMAPUR, FEBRUARY 21
Video Conferencing with all the District Chief Medical Officers and Medical Superintendent led by Commissioner & Secretary, Health & Family Welfare, Sentiyanger IAS was held on February 21 at NIC Centre, Nagaland Secretariat.
During the Video Conferencing, Sentiyanger instructed all the CMOs and MS to keep in close touch and coordination with all the private practitioners and different hospitals. He also instructed that meeting at Dimapur and Kohima be held among the doctors from Government, Army, Private and other Medical Institutions at the earliest.
Commissioner & Secretary also said that the prescribed medicines specific to H1N1 flu is currently to be under the centralized control of the department due to paucity and shall be issued to the district only when need arises. The State Medical department shall be taking up programme on vaccination for which the State Government has written to the Government of India for the programme. Director Health & Family Welfare, Dr. Neikietuo during the video conferencing instructed all the doctors and health personnel to be in the respective place of postings and be geared up for combating H1N1 flu. Further he directed that all District Hospitals should keep isolation ward facilities at hand. He also instructed all CMOs and MS should issue press release, briefings only in conjunction and consultation with the Directorate for accurate dissemination of information to the public.
Declares status on H1N1 Flu
State Nodal Officer for Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP) Dr. Tiasunep disclosed that the four suspected cases sent to Dibrugarh for examination has been received at 8:30 p.m. on 20th February 2015. The report has showed that 3 out of the four sent for verification has been declared negative, while one case was declared positive.
According to the Nodal Officer the patient who tested positive has been admitted in the isolation ward at Kohima Civil Hospital for observation and treatment. This patient who is well informed and educated according to Dr. Tiasunep is said to have returned from Delhi by train on 19th February 2015 and on discovery that he was exhibiting flu symptoms voluntarily called up the IDSP help line and took medical help, Dr. Tiasunep informed.
The patient whose report was awaited from Dibrugarh reported back to the IDSP Control Room Kohima on his own on the morning of 21st February 2015. The Medical Department request any person suspected of H1N1 flu to likewise and co-operate with the Medical Department authorities in the interest of the general public.
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