Karnataka Government launches campaign against H1N1

Karnataka Government on 12 April 2017 announced to launch Awareness Campaign against H1N1 in high incidence districts of Bengaluru, Mysore and Chitradurga. In Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) limits, so far 766 positive cases of influenza A H1N1 have been reported along with the two deaths. As per the campaign, throat swab will be taken by doctor if swine flu is suspected. Within 24 hours, test report will be given free of cost. Tamiflu tablets will be given free at all the government hospitals and primary health centers.

On the similar lines, free Homeopathy doses will be given to help build immunity. Allopathic and Homeopathy treatment can be taken simultaneously for better results. Positive cases will be contacted by 104 helpline to immediately refer to specialised care centres like Rajiv Gandhi Chest institute in Bengaluru and others to ensure that patients do not develop pneumonia. Also, patients will be kept in isolation to prevent spread of infection.

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