Rajasthan 'well equipped' to combat swine flu

ANI | Updated: Jan 20, 2018 16:26 IST

Jodhpur (Rajasthan) [India], Jan 20 (ANI): With the cases of swine flu constantly on the rise, Rajasthan Health director VK Singh Mathur on Saturday said that the health department is "well equipped" to control the situation, adding that they are looking for ways to combat it.

Speaking to the reporters here, Mathur said, "25 deaths have been reported in Rajasthan within 20 days. Cities like Jodhpur and Jaipur have also been affected to an extreme".

"Our health department is well-equipped to control the situation and is finding ways to combat it soon", he added.

On January 3, the Rajasthan government announced an alert in the state after more than 400 people were diagnosed positive for the swine flu virus in December 2017.

Rapid response teams of the health department were rushed to the areas where people were feared to have been affected by the H1N1 virus.

A meeting with senior officials of the health department was held on January 3.

According to medical and health department records, 241 swine flu deaths have occurred in the State since January 2017.

Nearly 11,721 people were tested for swine flu between January 1, 2017, to December 19, 2017, of which 3,214 were confirmed positive. (ANI)