October 11, 2012 Click on map to enlarge:
Raipur : The Chhattisgarh government Thursday sounded a high alert
after swine flu claimed five lives in the state within less than a
fortnight, a health department official here said.
"In less than 15 days, five deaths in the state have been confirmed
to swine flu. Dozens of people, including two government doctors in
Raipur, are suffering from the disease," a directorate of health
services official said.
The state government has instructed hospitals across all the 27
districts to distribute Tamiflu, a drug against H1N1 virus that causes
swine flu, free of cost.
The government has also asked people to rush to the nearest hospital
in case they detect symptoms of the disease, which include high fever,
cough, sore throat, body ache, chills and fatigue that can be extreme.