High alert in Agra as Swine flu cases rise

Health department in Agra has been put on high alert as the number of suspected cases of swine flu in the city went up to 14.

Four new patients with symptoms of swine flu were admitted to the Sarojini Naidu (SN) Medical College on Saturday and their samples have been sent to the National Centre for Disease Control, New Delhi.

Divisional commissioner Pradip Bhatnagar Saturday directed health workers and the SN Medical College to up the alertness and provide prompt treatment to patients.

So far, four junior doctors, four children, three youngsters and three women are under observation, with preliminary reports suggesting they have contracted the flu.

Doctors at the SN Medical College held an emergency meeting Saturday evening to discuss the state of preparedness.

A rapid action team headed by S.K. Singh, the nodal officer, has been constituted to deal with any emergency.

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