2015, Swine Flu: virus in India, death graph rises.

58837c01d1f0f026f88f4053344dd366The H1N1 virus has perforated its epidemic this year in such a way that its outburst in India has counted double fold increase in death rates than the previous year’s report. Though the symptoms of swine virus is similar to prodromes of viral fever, but its end results are expiring. The health ministry and the doctors are fret of this virus type, making the survival chances limited for the infected. The gross number of people infected from this virus has reached to 9,311, according to the records of government data.  February, the shortest month in our calendar alone has recorded 300 deaths of people in the nation those who coming in contact with this virus.

In the year 2014, 218 deaths were reported out of 937 swine affected cases; The hopes still alive, expecting the swine flu epidemic to slump this year rather it stood more challenging to the doctors, handling the swine cases. “This year the trend is different,” says Dr Suranjit Chatterjee, senior consultant, internal medicine, at Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals.

Centre heads- on to make available the medicinal stock in the hospitals. The Union health ministry is following their undeviating attempts to bring down the call of swine flu and therefore, has directed all the pharma companies to make the medicinal stocks to reach even in the licensed retail outlets.

Government through media tools wants the precautionary measures to unfurl the awareness habits within people so, that they may secure themselves from this disease.

For those, whose body is already been infected by swine flu virus, doctors are recommending them to stay in isolation so that others don’t build-up areas of their fatality. And, the other concerning measure that the people must step for, is that when only the symptoms of the cause is life-and-death then only they must come to hospitals for the treatment, quotes Dr KK Aggarwal , leading cardiologist.

Though people are now aware that swine flu virus has gripped its roots all around but, still are unaware how this disease can intercept their path from keeping themselves healthy.

There are 4 major factors that can be observed within you which can be caught for you to have turned infectious to swine flu. If a person feels breathless and is having fever for more than three-four days or are already suffering from any severe disease, should consider themselves first for the hospitalization so that their case can be detected and the treatment to take place to the earliest, said Dr Aggarwal.

The asthma patients are much prone to this particular virus. The research studies indicate that about 30% of those hospitalized are an asthma patients and so, is the asthma attack and swine flu infection in one route are more minacious for asthmatic patient to lug.

In Madhya Pradesh, a swine flu prone region, the vaccines are available but people have no or little knowledge to define the term swine flu. It is a familiar fact that government does not take a pre hand measures of any cause that may torment in the later stage to the general public. However, Health ministry though late in its efforts, is putting the hoardings in the city light.

The hoarding displays the helpline number, when people in need can avail as a chance to succor when any kind of swine flu related information is needed. Even now the district leveled regions can even get the services from the given helpline number.

“We are trying our best to spread awareness and at the same time not create any panic,” Dr Veena added.

The role of district education officer is cardinal in whole proceedings of the awareness campaign. After knowing his views on awareness level to the children, KPS Tomar added, till now the government has passed no single piece of documentation to embark a drive of awareness for the school children.  He said there are around 1,100 government and 3,000 private schools in the state capital.

Most of the swine flu cases in Bhopal are getting themselves and their families treated from the private hospitals. The government hospitals are providing free services to the swine flu case. The elementary part of any kit for the protection against virus, the mast is not obtainable from the nearby chemist shops.

A good quality masks are being provided in hiked rates, which is unaffordable for the general public to wear.

It is showing the economic mark here even in this case. The demand and supply to the masks is fluctuating according to its availability in the market though in many hospitals it is made mandatory wear masks while entering through the doors of hospitals. Still for their protection, people are using mouchoirs for covering their mouths.

However, now it’s the responsibility of the people all together joining their hands to fight for the cause as it happened in the polio eradication case.


Kirti Datt


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