Chandigarh City hospitals on Tuesday saw panic-stricken people pouring in with cough and cold symptoms. Taking no chances, doctors and attendants wore surgical masks.
Also, the UT Health department has invoked the Epidemic Disease Act. The Director Health and Family Welfare, in-charge of the isolation wards at PGI, GMCH-32 and GMSH-16, and the Nodal Officer (swine flu) have been empowered to take necessary steps to ensure that all suspected cases are admitted in government hospitals, with the help of the police, if needed. Swine flu patients can also opt for home treatment in which they and their families need to follow detailed guidelines and safety measures. They would also have to provide full contact details of their entire household, and their social contacts would be given preventive treatment.Read More