One Pandemic Influenza A H1N1 popularly known as Swine Flu case has been detected in Imphal West . Health Minister Shri L. Jayantakumar Singh in a Press Conference held at the Conference Hall of Old Secretariate today informed this. Speaking to the Media minister said that a person who has been admitted to Sija Hospital Langol on 4th of this month got confirmed suffering from Swine Flu after a series of necessary tests.

Minister asserted that this disease has become less alarming than before as there have been different measures taken up by the Health Department to control and prevent ailing from the Disease. The first case of Swine Flu was detected in the state in 2015 he added. He also maintained thatthe Governmernt has taken up necessary steps to fight any new cases. In this regard, Isolation Wards are being reserved in JNIMS and RIMS especially for those suspects who are suffering from this disease. State Survilence team has been put to operation with the opening of a State Information Cell, minister added.

Minister appealed the public to be cautious and follow the health tips like washing hands often, avoiding crowded places, drinking plenty of water, plenty sleep, etc. to keep distance from such communicable diseases.

Health Services Director K. Lokendro Singh and Health Department Officials attended the Press Conference. (DIPR)

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