Union Health Minister JP Nadda will reportedly make a statement in both Houses of Parliament on Tuesday regarding the swine flu situation in the country. Swine flu has led to the death of over 800 people across the country while 14,000 people have been affected by the H1N1 virus.
In view of the swine flu rush, the central government had placed an order to increase the national stock of diagnostic kits to test for the virus. Authorities are also procuring additional masks and doses of the anti-viral drug Oseltamivir.
Swine flu is caused by H1N1 virus. Symptoms for swine flu include high fever, headache, muscle pain, diarrhoea, vomiting, stomach pain and internal and external bleeding. Swine flu H1N1 virus in Uttar Pradesh: Full equipped to deal with swine flu, says UP government
The national capital also reported 96 fresh cases of swine flu, taking the total number of cases reported so far this year to 2,337. According to the health department of Delhi government today, 668 tests were carried out, of which 96 were tested positive. On Friday, three people, including a 23-year-old pregnant woman, died of swine flu in the national capital, taking the number of deaths due to H1N1 influenza virus to nine.