Azad calls for tapping govt facilities

Countering flu: Disaster Management Authority to be roped in

 
Besides the Central and state governments, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) would also be roped in to share its infrastructure and provide training to doctors and paramedical staff, he said.

On Tuesday, 119 fresh H1N1 positive cases were reported from all over the country, taking the count to 1078 with three fresh deaths. The death toll stands at 10. The maximum number of cases was in Pune (62) followed by Mumbai (24) and Delhi (15). The virus has been spotted at new places like Osmanabad and Jammu.

Out of the 62 cases in Pune, a 12-year-old male child had travelled to Saudi Arabia. The rest 61 cases do not have any travel history.
Karnataka reported six new cases – four from Bangalore and two from Mangalore. One of the victims in Bangalore is a one-year-old kid.

Azad informed the chief ministers about dispatching a Central team to every state which will work with the state administration to put up the infrastructure in place within a short span of time. These teams have to complete their work by August 15.

Azad requested the chief ministers to chair the first meeting of these teams as early as possible so that on-the-spot decisions can be taken for swift implementation.

These teams will discuss the Central government’s new guidelines with the state administration to identify new diagnostic labs and hospitals, both in public and private sectors.  

Not only the Central and state government-run institutions, local establishments, medical colleges and institutes as well as private set-ups can also be a part of the integrated strategy, Azad said.

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