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Delhi govt fully geared up to tackle swine flu: Jain

The Delhi government on Friday claimed that the situation in the national Capital is completely under control and the Health department is fully geared to keep H1N1 under effective check.
Health Minister Satyendar Jain has said that for the treatment of H1N1 (Swine Flu), a total of 57,000 Tamiflu tablets are being made available in all Delhi government hospitals.
The minister noted that the since June 2 this year, Tamiflu tablets have been taken out from schedule X1 of Drugs and Cosmetic Act and put in schedule H1, making it freely available. It can be freely stocked by chemists and obtained from any chemist on prescription of registered medical practitioners, Jain added.
"Sufficient stock of swine flu vaccines with new strain of virus, effective in the coming season as per WHO guidelines for the use of medical personals will be made available from September, 2017," he said.
Further according to a communiqué issued by the Delhi government, Tamiflu tablets for patients will also be distributed to private hospitals free of cost.
Swine flu cases have been reported at 19 government and six private hospitals.
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