Bangalore, Aug 23: Karnataka State Government has launched anti-viral 'U Viral drop' to prevent HINI from spreading in the state.
Speaking to newspersons on Saturday, Aug 23 Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa said every possible step would be take to prevent the spreading of Swine Flu in the state.
"The government has asked the Deputy Commissioner's to closely interact with the districts health authorities to control the menace. District Hospitals have been told to ensure proper availability of Tami flu tablets and clinical materials to test throat swabs," he said.
State Health Secretary IR Perrumal said the U viral drop is safe enough to be administered even to babies. "It (anti- viral drop) can be given safely to the children and pregnant ladies, patients suffering from the blood pressure or who are already on any drug," he said.
"There is no side affect or adverse affect of this medicine and in case if we cannot apply directly to the nose of a baby it can be applied to the pillows and it can be either taken with the warm water or hot tea, coffee even it can be taken with grounded beetle leaf and one drop can be given to the baby and remaining betel leaf can be had by the elder," said Perrumal.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has termed H1N1 Swine Flu as unstoppable because many countries are not keeping a track and precise count of the virus cases.