Swine Flu: PM asks Azad to form panel of doctors

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New Delhi, Aug 7: After Swine flu claimed four lives in India, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday, Aug 7 said to Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad to form a team of doctors to provide 'correct information' to people regarding Swine flu.

An official in the Prime Minister Office (PMO) said, "The Prime Minister has asked the health minister to set up a panel of doctors that will give correct information to the public on swine flu."

Manmohan Singh said that the panel should provide clear and proper information to the media so that there are misconceptions.

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The official also said, "The Health Minister assured the prime minister that there is sufficient stock of Tamiflu and people detected with the virus have been quarantined."

"The prime minister has also asked the health minister that he should be informed immediately if there is any change in the situation," he added.

According to the official, the prime minister had discussed with Azad the swine flu situation at Friday's Aug 8 cabinet meeting. Prime Minister had earlier also instructed that there be no shortage of Tamiflu.

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