Ensure swine flu test at govt medical colleges, says HC

February 25, 2015 7:53 PM

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LUCKNOW: Taking state government to task for its "lethargy" in tackling spread of the deadly swine flu providing treatment to patients and suspects, Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court on Thursday directed it to ensure testing for the disease in all government hospitals and pathologies in UP, besides providing adequate medicines and sufficient number of masks in hospitals and other places. It directed the authorities to make mass-awareness regarding spread and control of the disease through various media.

The order came on a PIL blaming the state government that it was taking the deadly disease "very lightly" despite many deaths in UP and number of patients increasing by the day.

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