Neighbourhood News Desk
According to the government’s data that was revealed on February 4, about 1,011 cases of swine flu (H1N1) were reported from various hospitals in Delhi till February 3.
Despite the report in the Government data, showing no deaths caused by H1N1, some city hospitals claim that 11 people had died last month due to the infection. And so the Delhi government has directed all their hospitals to make arrangements that are required to ensure a continuous supply of medicine, vaccine and kits.
According to a health advisory issued by Delhi’s Directorate General of Health Services, the H1N1 is a self-limiting air-borne viral, and spreads through coughing and sneezing, or touching a contaminated object or surface. It also warns that children with mild illness but with predisposing risk factors are also under the high-risk group.