Two cases of the H1N1 virus have been reported in Jammu and Kashmir. The state health department collected 43 samples of suspected patients, out of which two turned out to be positive, reported PTI. Governor NN Vohra on Saturday reviewed the preparedness of the Health and Medical Education Department in dealing with the situation and necessary measures have been put in place, the report said.
A health department official said that control rooms have been established in the Directorates of Health Services at Jammu and Srinagar, and an advisory for health professionals has been circulated to all districts. The government has also set up screening and sample collection centres, and designated isolation facilities in hospitals across the state. The official added that surveillance desks are being established with doctors and paramedical staff at identified major entry points, including airports, railway stations and check posts.