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Swine flu virus to die as temp rise: Goa minister
Panaji: Goa Health Minister Francis D’Souza said the swine flu virus will die automatically when the mercury will rise in the state with the advent of summer and the situation was under control.
On Friday on the sidelines of a book release function at the state secretariat here, he said patients with diabetes or other health complications had died due to the H1N1 viral infection and private hospitals were not up to the mark vis-a-vis prompt administering of swine flu curing medicines.
“Swine flu is curable. As the temperatures go higher, the virus will die…We have kept medication ready. We have kept places for patients in the Goa Medical College,” he said.
One of the systemic discrepancies which was impeding the treatment of swine flu patients was the shoddy manner in which private hospitals were treating patients, the health minister said.”What happens in private hospitals is that examinations are not conducted in the way they are supposed to.
They have to test the patients in time. Not that you can go for swine flu (treatment) after five-six days, when the (initial) treatment goes wrong. Swine flu has to be checked immediately,” D’Souza said.
Most patients in Goa who were suspected of having swine flu prefer private hospitals, as a result of which designated government treatment centres were empty, he said.
“People have an impression that private hospitals are better than government hospitals,” he said.
He said each of the three people who died of swine flu in Goa had other health complications which impeded the recovery process. (IANS)