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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.

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  • Schools & Colleges are best places of creating awareness: Zakir Malik

 

RAJOURI: In order to help government agencies in creating awareness on Swine Flu, Tehreek Baqa-e-Urdu – an organization meant for promotion of language has launched “Urdu Campaign” on Swine Flu by distributing Urdu Pamphlets among School teachers, children and common masses in rural areas of Rajouri district. The Campaign was launched under the chairmanship of TBU Central General Secretary  & Spokesman Zakir Malik Bhallesi from Government and Private Schools of Dhanore area of Rajouri. TBU Pir Panjal Organiser Er. Ashiq Lone also assisted in the campaign.

 

TBU activists hold meeting with teachers of Govt Schools and Private Schools of Dhanore area along with A to Z Institute of Education Dhanore following which class campaign was also held among the higher classes. Awareness was also created among the common masses on road sides. Talking to teachers in these Schools, Zakir Malik Bhallesi said that although TBU has a mission of upliftment of Urdu however they felt the need to create awareness in Urdu to help government agencies in creating awareness on Swine Flu. He said that people of rural areas are not aware about English and they can better understand Urdu which is the reason that TBU launched this campaign from rural areas. He said that an Urdu pamphlet with introduction of Swine Flu, its causes, symptoms, vaccines, treatment and precautions were made and distributed among the people.

 

TBU has also appealed Deputy Commissioners and CEO’s of all the Districts of J&K to launch the campaign in schools because these School are better places to spread awareness. Bhallesi said that TBU has also requested its all members to help government agencies in creating awareness of swine flu in Urdu language.    

 

About the major symptoms of swine flu infections, Zakir Malik Bhallesi said that fever, cough, runny nose or stuffy nose, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills, fatigue or tiredness, diarrhea and vomiting are some signs of this virus. He advised the children to wash hands frequently, get enough sleep, drink sufficient water,  boost immune system and themselves informed are the precautions to be taken. He added that a person becomes sick with swine flu, antiviral drugs can make the illness milder and make the patient feel better quicker. He added that for treatment, antiviral drugs work best if started soon after getting sick.