Minister wakes up, visits flu patients


He began with K C General Hospital in the morning, and spoke to patients undergoing treatment. He then went on to visit Victoria, Lakeside, Mallya and Manipal Hospitals. Some of the patients at K C General complained about the diagnosis and distribution of medicines at the Hospital. Incidentally, the Minister refused to wear a  mask, saying he wanted to boost the confidence of the patients.

Addressing mediapersons, Sriramulu said that a recommendation has been sent to the centre to allow more testing centres in the City, to withstand the huge rush of people. Permission has been sought for Narayana Hrudalaya and Santhosh Labs, he said.

Tamiflu stock
He also said that the the Government had augmented enough Tamiflu tablets, and the same had been distributed to district hospitals. Health officials at the district and taluk levels have also been directed to screen patients even if they had slightest doubt of H1N1 infection, he added.

Denying allegations that the government had not been taking enough steps to contain the disease, Sriramulu claimed that there was a conspiracy to defame the image of the Government, and his as well.

Earlier in the day, the Minister met experts from AYUSH at the Government Ayurvedic Hospital. He has suggested that a documentary be screened in theatres and other places shortly, giving information about the preventive measures and homemade remedies to be adopted.

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