The H1N1 virus is affecting many people in many parts of the country.
Here are some tips as to how you could ensure your safety and the safety of others.
Do Not panic. This is a 100% curable influenza if detected early.
The Central & Sate governments are fully geared up to the situation.
If you have the following symptoms, please consult your doctor immediately
- Cold and Cough
- Running Nose
- Fever (May take a day or two to manifest)
- Feeling of congestion in the chest
- Vomiting , Diarrhoea
- Head Ache or Body Ache
Remember children below 14 years and elders are susceptible for this infection.
Please wear nose masks if you have cough and cold
Maintain personal Hygiene. Wash your hands as often as required.
Avoid touching your eyes, mouth and nose. Use a tissue paper when you cough or sneeze
Avoid going to crowded places especially airports, railway stations, bus terminal etc
Please use the prescribed nose masks while you travel and especially by air.
Avoid traveling if it is avoidable.
As a measure of cost reduction try digital video conferencing or use the internet facilities to communicate.
Should you get any of the above symptoms, you may consult a doctor at any Government Medical College or Hospital which are equipped with screening facilities. They will refer you to Testing centers if required
Please get the relevant information about H1N1 influenza from your nearest help line number.
Communicable Diseases hospital,: 044 25912686
Communicable Diseases hospital, Murugesan: 9444459543
Communicable Diseases hospital, Director Dr. Lakshmi: 044 26242454
For Tamil Nadu the 24X7 help line number is 04424321569. You could get all the answers for your questions on H1N1
You may also use the link given below of our Government’s official web site on H1N1. Do not panic on hearing speculations. The television media while giving news and information is also creating confusion leading to panic. Be cautious at all times.
Remember, the only known medicine for H1N1 influenza is Tamiflu and it is available only with Govt Hospitals. This is done to prevent indiscriminate usage of this drug which would result in strains becoming resistant
The list of nodal centers across India is also attached herewith
|STATE||CONTROL ROOM (ADD. & CONTACT)||NODAL OFFICER|
|ANDHRA PRADESH||Office of The Addl. Director (Health Services), Hyderabad.
|ARUNACHAL PRADESH||SSU IDSP, Directorate of Health Services, Naharlagun, Arunachal Pradesh.
(During office hours)
|ASSAM||Office of the Director (Health Services), Guwahati.
|BIHAR||Office of the Executive Director,
State Health Society, Sheikhpura, Patna.
|Mr. Santosh Mathew (IAS)
DrÂ D K Gupta (Addl.Nodal officer)- 09430057795
Control Room In-charge (Dr BK Singh: 9470003023)
|CHHATISHGARH||State Surveillance Unit (IDSP),
Directorate Health services,
Old Nurses Hostel, DKS Mantralya
|DrÂ T K Agarwal (Deputy Director, Epidemic)-Nodal officer: 09926624162
Dr S N M Murti (Addl.N.O)
|GUJARAT||Office of Dy.Director (Epid)
Commisionerate of Health ServicesÂ Â Block No:5, Dr.Jivaraj Mehta Bhawan, Old Sachivalaya , Ahmedabad, Gujarat
|GOA||Call Centre: 0832- 2458458
|HIMACHAL PRADESH||IDSP Cell, Directorate of Health Services, Kasumti, Shimla-9
[ during office hours]
|HARYANA||Office of the Director (Health Services),Sector-6, Panchkula
[During office hours]
|Dr.Aparajita Sondh (Nodal Officer)
|JAMMU-KASHMIR||Office of DHS, Srinagar, J& K
Tel/Fax. No (0194) 2452697 (main)
Dr.Bashir Ahmed Dar (Addl.N.O)Â (09419017716)
Chamber of Dr. A. K. Mathur (HOD Medicine)
(RIMS acting as Control Room)
|Dr C.B Sharma (094311740820
|KERALA||Office of Addl.DHS (Public Health),
Near Govt. General Hospital Trivandrum
DR. SHAUKAT ALI (Joint Director,NICD)-09447702444
Dr K K Mohammad-09447327569
|KARNATAKA||Office of the Director (Health and Family Welfare),Anand Rao Circle, Bangalore-9
Phone no: 080-1056
|Mumbai||Room no.137,First Floor,
|Pune||Office of the Joint Director (Health Services), Central Building , Pune
Dr. Suresh Bohatre
|MEGHALAYA||Office of DHS, Medical Institutions
Nokrek Bldg. 3rd Secretariat,
Shillong, Meghalaya TF:(0364)2506498
[Office hour only]
Control room noÂ Â 0364-2505842
|MANIPUR||Medical Directorate, Office of DHS, Manipur
|Dr Bhubon Chandra
|MADHYA PRADESH||State Surveillance Unit, Directorate Health Services, Satpura Bhavan, Bhopal
[Office hours only]
|Dr. B N Chauhan
|NAGALAND||SSU IDSP, Directorate of Health Services& FW, T.R .Hill, KOHIMA-797001.
[Office hours only]
|ORISSA||State Surveillance Unit, Director of Health Services, Heads of the Department Buildings, Bhubaneshwar.
|Dr. V. Patnaik
|PUNJAB||Pariwar Kalyan Bhawan,
|Dr. Deepak Bhatia
|RAJASTHAN||Office of the Director (Public Health), Swasthaya Bhawan, Jaipur.
|Mr. R K Meena ,IAS, Principal Sect.(Health)- Nodal Officer
Dr. O P Gupta(Addl.Nodal Officer)-0141-2229858Â Â Â Â Â Â 09829333936
|SIKKIM||SSU IDSP, Health & F.W.
Govt. of Sikkim
[Office hours only]
|Dr P Chatterjee (09436120711)
|TAMILNADU||Office of the Director (Public Health &Preventive Medicine),
Central Malaria Laboratory,
|DR. Elango, DHS,
|UTTARAKHAND||Office of DHS, IDSP,
107,Chander Nagar, Dehradun
[Office Hours only]
|UTTAR PRADESH||Swasthaya Bhawan,Luknow
Control Room Â No-Tel:(0522)2616482
|DrÂ Pyaremohan Srivastava
|WEST BENGAL||Chamber of Joint Director (Health Services), Swasthaya Bhawan,
Sector-5,GN Block, Kolkata-91
[ 10 am to 7 pm on working days]
[11 am to 4:30 pm on Saturday and Holidays]
|ANDAMAN AND NICOBAR||G.B.Pant Hospital, Port Blair
|Dr.Abhijit Roy,Dy.Director (H) (09474269315)
|CHANDIGARH||Govt. Multispecialty Hospital,
|Mr. H.C. Gera
|DADRA AND NAGAR HAVELI||Office of DHS, Silvassa.
CONTROL ROOM NO-Â 0260-2642120
|DAMAN AND DIU||CHC, Daman.
|LAKSHADWEEP||Office of DHS,
[Office hours only]
|Dr.K P Hamza Koya (DHS)-Nodal officer(09496429027,04896-262113)
Dr K. Attakoya (Addl.Nodal officer)-04896-262109,262317
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