Udaipur : With eight deaths so far, due to swine flu in the current winter season and 21 positive cases reported from Udaipur division in a single day, the medical department has started knocking doors to trace patients infected of the disease. On Friday 11 positive cases were reported in Udaipur while 4 patients each from Banswara and Chittorgarh, one each from Rajsamand and Dungerpur were referred at the general hospital here.
The corporators of the Udaipur Municipal Corporation are taking meetings at various colonies to raise awareness of the symptoms and precautions against the deadly disease. Beside the usual screenings and swab tests, Ayurved Department and voluntary organizations including business associations, ngo’s, educational institutions have stepped ahead with free Kaddha (herbal syrup) distribution camps at various places in the city and rural areas as precautionary measures to help people stay healthy and uninfected. Thousand of people are thronging to these camps to benefit of the herbal medicine to fight the flu.
The increasing number of patients specially the young people getting infected by the flu is told to be a cause of concern for the department as so far pregnant women, children and elderly people were believed to be more susceptible to the disease. The department has adequate arrangements for the treatment of patients suffering from swine flu, adequate stock of Tamiflu has been made available, ventilators provided and isolation wards set up at health centers, said Dr Sanjeev Taunk, the CMHO.