Hyderabad: Swine flu hit worst to the Telangana state. The chief minister of Telangana KCR spoke to Modi and requested that a central team be deployed and other help be provided to the state. The prime minister has responded positively to the request. According to the report nine deaths have been reported from the state-run Gandhi Hospital and two from Osmania General Hospital and two from General Hospital.
CM expressed dissatisfaction over the state medical and health department not being so active though the intensity of the virus is severe. He also spoke to the officials of health department to take steps. He also said people should be alert as cold climate and winds are likely to persist for another 20 days.
He asked the chief secretary to provide preventive vaccine of swine flu without worrying about the cost involved, the release said. “The chief Minister decided that the state government should prepare to fight a battle against swine flu”, it said. Meanwhile, Union Labour minister and health minister spoke to the CM about the issue.
Dattatrya also sought deputation of a central team and medical assistance; it said adding that the union minister would review the situation with Telangana Deputy chief minister T Rajaiah, who holds the health department.