Tuesday January 21, 2020

Cases of Swine Flu Crosses 1,000-Mark in Delhi

The advisory also said that children with mild illness but with predisposing risk factors, pregnant women, persons aged 65 years or older, patients with lung diseases, heart disease, liver disease, kidney disease etc.

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Swine Flu

As many as 1,011 cases of swine flu (H1N1) were reported from various hospitals in the national capital till Sunday, according to a data released by the government on Monday.

Although the government data does not report any deaths due to H1N1, some city hospitals claim that 11 persons died last month due to the infection.

In entire 2018, only 205 H1N1 cases and two deaths were reported.

Till January 29, the number of cases were 512.

The Delhi government has directed all its hospitals to make local purchases of logistics required to ensure a continuous supply of medicine, vaccine and kits.

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“All government hospitals are equipped with the necessary logistics required for the management of Seasonal Influenza A (H1N1),” the government said in a statement.

A health advisory has also been issued in both Hindi and English by the Delhi’s Directorate General of Health Services, it said.

According to the advisory, Seasonal Influenza (H1N1) is a self-limiting air-borne viral, and the disease spreads from person to person through coughing and sneezing, indirect contact by touching a contaminated object or surface, and close contact including handshakes, hugging and kissing.

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“The symptoms include fever and cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose and difficulty in breathing. Other symptoms may include body-ache, headache, fatigue, chills, diarrhea and vomiting, and blood-stained sputum,” it said.

The advisory also said that children with mild illness but with predisposing risk factors, pregnant women, persons aged 65 years or older, patients with lung diseases, heart disease, liver disease, kidney disease, blood disorders, diabetes, neurological disorders, cancer and HIV/AIDS, patients on long-term cortisone therapy are under the high-risk group. (IANS)

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Kailash Kher Records New Song For Munish Raizada Films-“Bol Re Dilli Bol” against Delhi Corruption

The song is released under Ditto Music label

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The song is sung by Kailash Kher, composed by Parvesh Mallick, is a part of an upcoming web series called, Transparency: Pardarshita' produced and directed by Dr Raizada for Munish Raizada Films. Facebook

Kailash Kher has recorded a new song, Bol re Dilli bol. The song is composed by Pravesh Mallick and written by Annu Rizvi.

The song, composed by Parvesh Mallick, is a part of an upcoming web series called, Transparency: Pardarshita’ produced and directed by Dr Raizada for Munish Raizada Films.

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Kailash Kher has recorded a new song, Bol re Dilli bol. The song is composed by Pravesh Mallick and written by Annu Rizvi. Wikimedia Commons

The web series is about India Against Corruption (IAC) and the song establishes the theme of the show, portraying the sentiment of the common man, in the process aiming to make a strong statement against political corruption.

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Munish Raizada is a Chicago-based neonatologist. The song is released under Ditto Music label. (IANS)