H1N1 virus kills 10, infects 381: Health Minister Pokharel
KATHMANDU: Minister for Health Giriraj Mani Pokharel informed that 10 persons have succumbed to pandemic influenza A(H1N1)pdm 09 and 381 have been infected so far.
Addressing the Legislature-Parliament meeting today, Minister Pokharel said a doctor who was infected with this seasonal flu has already recovered and the virus has not yet taken an epidemic turn. "The Ministry is fully committed to taking all elaborative measures to control the disease."
Arrangements have been made for free treatment from health institutions across the country for flu, common cold and coughing, he said.
He also urged lawmakers, media and all stakeholders concerned to contribute from their respective sides to create awareness about the influenza and take it under control.