Union Health Minister JP Nadda to make statement in both Houses of Parliament on Swine flu

New Delhi(PTI): Union Health Minister JP Nadda will reportedly make a statement in both Houses of Parliament on Tuesday regarding the swine flu situation in the country. Swine flu has led to the death of over 800 people across the country while 14,000 people have been affected by the H1N1 virus.

In view of the swine flu rush, the central government had placed an order to increase the national stock of diagnostic kits to test for the virus. Authorities are also procuring additional masks and doses of the anti-viral drug Oseltamivir. Swine flu is caused by H1N1 virus. Symptoms for swine flu include high fever, headache, muscle pain, diarrhoea, vomiting, stomach pain and internal and external bleeding.