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40 more chemists get licence to sell swine flu drug Tamiflu

The helpline number (011-22307145) will not only cater to patients but also to those who need information about swine flu.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi |
Updated: February 20, 2015 11:34:14 am
swine flu, delhi swine flu The helpline number (011-22307145) will not only cater to patients but also to those who need information about swine flu.

Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain said on Thursday that the government will set up two more labs for swine flu testing in addition to the three government labs already conducting tests. Jain also said the government has granted licence to 40 more drugstores to sell Tamiflu tablets for treating swine flu.

“There is no epidemic in Delhi. There have been six deaths so far of which five occurred in January and only one was reported in February,” Jain said.

He said since the number of swine flu cases was on a decline, the backlog of cases sent for testing has been cleared and testing in government labs will be done within one-two days. The Delhi government has doubled its stock, with more medicines arriving from Rajasthan two days ago. Jain said in addition to 13 government hospitals, the Delhi administration has asked 12 private hospitals to double their stock of swine flu medicines. No patient should be turned away from these hospitals, the government said.

Also read: Swine flu deaths soar to 703, number of cases cross 11,000

The helpline number (011-22307145) announced by the Delhi government on Wednesday, will not only cater to patients but also to those who need information about swine flu. According to the government, 1,789 swine flu cases in Delhi and six deaths have been reported so far.

On Wednesday, the government ordered all private labs not to more than Rs 4,500 for conducting swine flu tests.

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