Nagpur: Taking serious cognisance of the increase in number of swine flu cases cases in the second capital, a team of the central government issued strict guidelines during its visit here recently. The central team directed the health officials here to distribute Tamiflu tablets strictly through the Nagpur Municipal Corporation hospitals only.
The central team visited the city to review the situation recently. Moreover, over 50,000 Tamiflu tablets have been supplied to the city beginning January this year.
The deputy director (health) Dr Sanjay Jaiswal made it cloear that necessary steps are being taken to check swine flu in and around the city. The number of beds have been increased in Mayo Hospital and GMCH swine flu wards. Similarly, patients are being given Tamiflu tablets from NMC hospitals.
The private hospitals have also been supplied with adequate quantity of Tamiflu tablets, he informed.
He said the patients undergoing treatment at private hospital can get Tamiflu tablets from NMC hospitals if they are tested positive for swine flu.
Sources informed that the NMC has received between January 1 and February 25 some 28,860 Tamiflu tablets of 75 mg, 6,790 Tamiflu tablets of 45 mg, 17,920 Tamiflu tablets of 35 mg and 212 bottles of Tamiflu syrup for children.
The NMC health committee reviewed the situation at a meeting on Wednesday. The office-bearers directed the health officials to give Tamiflu tablets to only those patients who have tested positive for swine flu. For, the tablets have adverse impact if given to patients testing negative for swine flu.