Odisha govt says all steps taken to tackle swine flu, dengue

60 cases of swine flu reported in single day from lucknow

60 cases of swine flu reported in single day from lucknow

"The situation is completely under control and there is no need to panic".

Also, swab samples of a doctor working at the orthopaedic department in Capital Hospital here and a junior doctor of SCB Medical College and Hospital were found positive for the vector-borne disease, the official said.

After taking a review meeting here, Health Secretary P.K. Meherda assured that the government is taking all possible steps to tackle swine flu and dengue outbreak in the state. More than 100 people have been affected by swine flu, while around 370 people are suffering from dengue.

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The health secretary further stated that vaccinations are only being given to doctors and other para medical staff engaged in the handling of swine flu patients. Meanwhile, the lab released reports of seven samples it had received from hospitals in Ludhiana district two days ago , As Reported By Tribune.

The number is far less than a year ago when eight people had died of dengue while almost 4,000 positive cases were reported, he added. Around 47 people have so far tested positive for the disease. Many patients are from outside as per the district health authorities.

The measures initiated to deal with swine flu have failed to be effective as 16 of the 28 samples tested positive for the flu Sunday, which took the total number of H1N1 cases in state to 119 this year.

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