According to the Goa Health Minister Mr. Francis D’souza 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. He also pointed out that the patients with existing ailment of 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 administration 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 them (patients) in the GMC he said. According to the minister the general contradiction which was obstructing the treatment of swine flu patients was the inferior 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.
As general practice most of the patients in Goa suspected of having swine flu preferred to goto private hospitals, as a result of which designated government hospitals remained empty, “People have an impression that private hospitals are better than government hospitals,” he said. He pressed on the point that the death of 3 people was due to the other medical complications relatively than that of swine flu alone.
News source: IANS