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SRINAGAR: One death occurred yesterday late night , patient was 28 year old male from kokernag who had cardiac comorbidities like AR, MR and left ventricular failure and had been admitted at SKIMS on 19th Feb for those conditions only.  Patient had tested positive for H1N1. One more patient was admitted at SKIMS who was a 20 year old female from Soura  . The patient is stable.  Thus total number of patients admitted at SKIMS is 8. 200 patients with respiratory symptoms were seen at SKIMS special opd on Sunday up to 3pm, out of which samples were taken from 30 patients. Large number of people contacted at SKIMS help line for queries and all their concerns were addressed and misconceptions removed.

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JAMMU: Senior BJP leader & MLA Billawar , Dr Nirmal Singh on Saturday telephonically spoke to Union Health Minister JP Nadda on Swine Flu cases spreading in Jammu & Kashmir and expressed concern on rise of Swine Flu cases in Jammu & Kashmir where more than 100 cases have been found positive. JP Nadda assured Nirmal Singh  that He will take every possible step   in fighting Swine Flu in Jammu & Kashmir  and India and soon situation will improve.

 

Dr Nirmal Singh showed his concern regarding the availability of vaccination and N-95 Masks and vaccinations for the staff involved in handling Swine-Flu cases. Dr Nirmal Singh also requested people to face the situation with calm and patience and help administration in bringing awareness of the disease.He said precautions should be taken and preaching should be given to as many people possible on precaution and prevention for Swine Flu. Dr Nirmal Singh said that I am confident that We will come out of this tough situation soon , we just need to apply our self well in this situation. He said Government of India is taking appropriate steps to counter Swine Flu across the nation.

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SRINAGAR:  According to Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar, a helpline for information/emergency related to Swine Flu has been established in district Srinagar. In this connection, in case of any emergency, people can contact the authorities on  telephone number 01942440283 from 10.30 a.m to 8 p.m and 01942452499from 10.30 a.m. to 4 p.m on all working days. People can also contact mobile number 9419010363 of Epidemiologist, Directorate of Health Services Kashmir, Dr. Manzoor Ahmad Qadiri and mobile number 9658467475 of Shabir Ahmad Rizvi c/o CMO Office Srinagar.