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Purple alert in Arunachal Pradesh to deal with swine flu

Purple alert in Arunachal Pradesh to deal with swine flu

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In view of the outbreak of swine flu within the nation, Arunachal Pradesh authorities has sounded a crimson alert and has quickly prohibited sale of pork as a precautionary measure.

On Wednesday, official sources stated all hospitals have been requested to be prepared for tackling any eventualities.

There has, nonetheless, been no incidence of the illness within the state, the sources stated.


State Chief Secretary Ramesh Negi convened an emergency assembly with well being & household welfare secretary, the director of well being providers, director of medical training, state surveillance officer and epidemiologist and directed that essential preparations for medicines and laboratory affirmation of instances, if any, needs to be carried out on a conflict footing.

It was additional determined to quickly prohibit sale of pork within the state as a precautionary measure and accordingly, essential instruction has been handed to all deputy commissioners, state surveillance officer L Jampa stated.

The well being directorate is following the revised pointers issued by the Union Ministry of Well being and Household Welfare, he stated.

All district surveillance officers and epidemiologists have been sensitised on this matter, he stated, including, the division of well being providers has submitted a proposal to the state authorities for procurement of medication (Oseltamivir), masks, amongst different issues on Monday which is anticipated to be obtained inside ten days.

The required medicine that had been procured in the course of the outbreak of the illness in 2009 had expired final 12 months, he stated.

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