Swine flu: LG directs officials to coordinate with NCDC
NEW DELHI: Lieutenant- Governor Anil Baijal has directed the concerned officials of the Delhi government to co-ordinate with experts from National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), expressing concern on the spread of "swine flu". The officials informed that though there has been a decline since last one week in H1N1 cases, this year the outbreak has been far higher all over India since 2009 due to a more fatal viral strain.
The Lieutenant-Governor also urged the people of Delhi to follow simple hygiene measures that are the most effective steps in the fight against swine flu. Baijal chairing a review meeting to discuss the status of dengue, chikungunya and seasonal influenza H1N1 (Swine flu) in Delhi, asked the officials concerned of the health department to continue intensive campaign against vector borne diseases. At the outset, L-G Baijal appreciated the efforts of all stakeholders towards controlling vector-borne diseases so far and emphasised that the same momentum should be continued till the end of October, 2017 by which time the peak season for the spread of these diseases should start subsiding.
Baijal also directed that the Health Department must document the lessons learnt from its experiences this year, so that institutional memory could be created which would help in an improved action plan for the next year. The meeting was attended by Manish Sisodia, deputy chief minister, Delhi, Satyendar Jain, minister (health & family welfare) and other officials concerned.