The district had adequate stock of medicines to tackle the disease and directed the heads of various private medical institutions to inform the department as soon as a case of H1N1 was detected, he said in a statement here.

He also said the threat of malaria was on the rise due to the rains and urged the public to maintain cleanliness of surroundings. The DHO also gave instructions to hospitals to ensure the availability of ventilators and other facilities.

(JPN/Agencies)

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