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Government of India
Cabinet Secretariat
19-February-2015 17:37 IST
Cabinet Secretary reviews H1N1 situation in the country

No shortage of drugs

The National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC), under the chairmanship of Cabinet Secretary Shri Ajit Seth, reviewed here today the latest situation arising due to H1N1 in some states and the reported shortage of drugs or any other logistics. The Cabinet Secretary also offered them necessary Central Assistance.

The Chief Secretaries and Medical Heads of the states of Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Haryana and Delhi informed the Cabinet Secretary through video conferencing about the availability of drugs, testing kits, diagnostic labs, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), masks etc., in their states. These states reported that they have adequate number of medicines and other logistic support. Maharashtra and Haryana have requested for some medicines to augment their emergency stock which are being supplied to them by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare immediately.

The Health Secretary Shri BP Sharma informed that he has been regularly reviewing the situation through telephone and video conferencing with the states affected with H1N1 and assisting them with the requested material.

The Cabinet Secretary stressed that the states should ensure that the outbreak monitoring cells and necessary helplines function round-the-clock. The Drug Controllers should ensure availability of necessary medicines such as tablets, capsules and vaccines along with guidelines for vaccination and treatment protocol.