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Amid dengue crisis, govt gears up for swine flu

Even as it grapples with the worst dengue crisis in recent years, Delhi government has started taking measures to fight swine flu, which experts say is likely to hit the national capital with <g data-gr-id="11">change</g> of season.

The state health department today issued a statement on its preparation for the H1N1 Flu Virus (Swine Flu), cases of which have been reported from some parts of the country, in which it said that more than one lakh capsules and syrups of Oseltamivir (Tamiflu/<g data-gr-id="8">Fluvir</g>) are already available with Delhi government and if required, more capsules and syrups can be purchased.

The government will also procure one lakh H1N1 vaccine to immunize all health care workers in Delhi, including those working in private sector, it said. Further, instead of celebrating Hand Washing Day on October 10, the government has decided to observe the sanitation awareness drive for a month-long period from October 15 till November 14. 
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