Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani held a review meeting yesterday to take stock of the preparedness of the health authorities in tackling Swine flu. Mr. Rupani held a video-conference with collectors and top health department officials and instructed officials to take necessary easures prevent, control and treat swine flu. He had appealed the citizens not to panic. The state government said that 17,000 teams have begun intense door-to-door surveillance across the state with ASHA and Anganwadi workers as well as malarial surveillance squads. It has also launched a helpline ‘104’ to provide information about this deadly disease.
Swine flu has so far claimed 138 lives in the state since January this year.