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2009-08-06 06:20
Hundreds panic as India reports swine flu death (AP)
AP - Hundreds of anxious people, many with young children, crowded a hospital Wednesday to be tested for swine flu in a western Indian city that reported the country's first fatality two days ago.
http://newshourly.net/asia/news_739143.html

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Panic can do more damage than the virus itself, virtually cripple medical systems and essential services.
 

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No need to panic over swine flu, says government

India Friday said there was no need to panic about the swine flu virus that has killed one and infected over 600 people in the country
“Lot of panic has been created in the last two days, especially since the death of the girl in Pune. There is no cause for our population and people to go into panic mode,” Dayal told a press conference here.
http://www.latestnewsonline.net/health/no-need-to-panic-over-swine-flu-says-government/33138.html
 

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You wonder what goes through people's minds at times like this - what were they panicking FOR ? What did they want done ? Did they think the whole crowd would be given a pill and told there there ye'll be fine ....? God I wish people had HALF the sense of fruit bats ! :)
 

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Keep in mind that almost half of the population in India is poor & illiterate. And India was the worst country hit by the 1918 pandemic. None of the governments have done a good job at educating the public. In their minds when you're sick, you go to the doctor.
 

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School after school closes gates on H1N1 flu
TNN 12 August 2009, 02:50am IST

MUMBAI: Panic seems to have taken a higher toll than the swine flu pandemic with school after school in Mumbai deciding to close down for the week.
A major reason for the closure is the fact that at least 15 schoolkids have tested positive in Mumbai and its satellite townships of Navi Mumbai and Thane since Pune schoolgirl Reeda died last week.
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Tuesday decided to shut the 132 primary municipal schools for one week. Elsewhere in the city and extended suburbs, the panic reflected in the number of people wearing masks in local trains and buses. Around 4,000 people turned up for screening at the centres in 13 designated public hospital as opposed to 2,000 on Monday.

In another development, 19 private and 2 government hospitals showed their willingness to screen and treat the H1N1 patients. However, these hospitals will be allowed to start the service for this epidemic only after a team of health and civic officials give them a green signal. This means that Mumbai’s wait for private hospitals to treat swine flu cases will be stretched for another seven days.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...ses-gates-on-H1N1-flu/articleshow/4883607.cms

Mumbai private hospitals will treat flu patients in a week

Joseph said the hospitals are finding it difficult to comply with the GoI norms, but they are co-operative and finding a way. The norms include having separate entrances for isolation wards, separate air-conditioning, six feet between beds and dedicated staff.

‘‘GoI guidelines are strict and inspecting these hospitals will take some time,’’ said additional municipal commissioner Manisha Mhaiskar. ‘‘No compromise will be made on quality.’’ Alarmed by the outbreak, officials increased the number of screening centres in Mumbai to 13 and roped in private hospitals to help deal with the situation.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...lu-patients-in-a-week/articleshow/4883618.cms
 
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Why are private doctors not enabled to treat Swine Flu ?
August 13, 2009 – 6:00 am

While no one is sure how real a pandemic the H1N1 (swine flu) virus is, one thing is for sure. The government of India is completely unprepared to deal with what some experts are saying is about to happen. A dependency on government run hospitals, where sanitation conditions are such that infections abound is dangerous. They are just not equipped to deal with a pandemic
http://truthdive.com/2009/08/13/why-are-private-doctors-not-enabled-to-treat-swine-flu/
 

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Swine flu cases reach 1283

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STAFF WRITER 20:41 HRS IST

New Delhi, Aug 13 (PTI) Ninety more swine flu cases were reported from across the country today taking the total number of those infected to 1,283.

Pune remained the worst-hit area reporting 43 new cases.
http://www.ptinews.com/news/228569_Swine-flu-cases-reach-1283
 

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Still early days in India too.


India swine flu death tally reaches 165
by Jyoti Pal - September 12, 2009

September 12 -- Four deaths from Karnataka, along with the seven more deaths in India during the last 24 hours, have taken the tally of swine flu fatalities to 165 in the country.

As many as 187 fresh swine flu infections were also reported from various parts of the country, taking the total number of those infected to 5,796.

“Till date, samples from 27,633 people have been tested for Influenza A (H1N1) in various government and private laboratories across the country, and 5,796 of them have been found positive,” a health ministry statement revealed.

Spike in deaths in Karnataka
http://www.themedguru.com/20090912/newsfeature/india-swine-flu-death-tally-reaches-165-86127682.html
 
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