228 cases of Swine Flu in Delhi, no need to panic: Sheila Dikshit

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New Delhi, Aug.9 (ANI): With the number of Swine Flu cases being on the rise in Maharashtra and some other States of the country, the Delhi Government held a meet on Sunday to discuss measures to curb spread of HINI virus.

Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, who presided the meet, informed 228 cases of Swine Flu were noticed of which 117 have been discharged and 58 are still undergoing treatment so far in the national capital.

"We would advice through you that all the people of Delhi not to panic but to take precautionary measures," said Shiela Dikshit, Chief Minister of Delhi told media.

Ahead of the meet, a decision on closure of schools for a temporary period and restricting movement in public places was expected.

Dikshit, however, clarified that no advisory to schools was being issued by the Government to close down their schools.

"No we are not planning to close schools at all. However, if some schools have found three to four cases, they can close their schools for some time. But there is nothing like that the schools are being closed. Only an advisory is going to be sent by tomorrow morning by Principal Secretary, Education, to the schools to say: Please Be Careful," Dikshit added.

The advisory will contain the direction to explain cause and symptoms of Swine Flu.

At present there are 14 hospitals in Delhi that have facility for Swine Flu treatment.

Besides CM Dikshi, Delhi Health Minister Kiran Walia attended the meet and other senior officials related to health department.

Delhi Government has also issued a help line ....Ph.23921401

Several schools in Mumbai and neighbouring Navi Mumbai and also all education institutions in Pune and Pimpri have been closed for a week as a precautionary measure. (ANI)

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